Otaman of Kholodnyi Yar Yakiv Vodyanyi
Yakiv Vodyanyi entered the history of the national liberation struggle of the Ukrainian people for independence as the Otaman of Kholodnyi Yar, one of the organizers of the Free Cossacks in Cherkasy region, an uncompromising fighter against Bolshevik troops, politician and public figure, a writer. In addition, while in exile, he actively cooperated with the intelligence of the Ukrainian People's Republic, as evidenced by the Branch State Archives of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, as well as original photographs.
Representative of the Minister of Military Affairs of the UPR Government in Exile in the Balkans
Vasyl Fylonovych was one of the most prominent representatives of the Ukrainian emigees. Leaders of the UPR government in exile rightly considered him a priceless source of reliable information about both former servicemen of the UPR Army and the situation in the emigrant environment, and often involved him in various delicate tasks. Although he was not a staff member of the Intelligence of the State Center of the UPR in exile, the GPU of the USSR closely monitored him and called him a “resident of the UPR intelligence in the Balkans” in operational documents preserved in the Branch State Archives of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine.
The OUN Intelligence Chief “with Great Faith in the Ukrainian Truth and Ukrainian State”
Stepan Mudryk led the OUN (b) intelligence for the longest time - from 1951 until almost the end of the 1980s. At the same time, he went down in history as a consistent fighter for Ukraine's independence. From 1991 he held the position of the Head of the Main Council of the OUN. For 10 years he was Vice President of the World Congress of Free Ukrainians in Europe. For 11 years he headed the Coordination Center of Ukrainian public institutions in Europe. He had written a number of monographs, books, and articles on the history of the national liberation struggle and the activities of the OUN and UPA special services since the 1940s. That period of his activity is mentioned in the declassified document from the archives of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine.
To Tell the World the Truth About the Famine in Ukraine
The Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine publishes new archival documents related to the Holodomor in Ukraine in the 1930s. They concern the activities of foreign centers of Ukrainian emigrants, which tried to draw the world's attention to the situation in Soviet Ukraine, as well as the activities of special services of the UPR government in exile aimed at gathering information and documentary evidence of the real state of affairs in Ukraine.
The UPR Government in Exile in the Struggle for Unification and Consolidation of the Ukrainian Emigre Community
The Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine is publishing a unique document about the Congress of Representatives of the Government of the Ukrainian People's Republic in Exile (September 1932), which discussed unification and consolidation of all forces of Ukrainian organizations in exile. (BSA of SZRU, F.1, Case 12628. - V. 2. - PP. 270-273).
The Head of the Provid of Ukrainian Nationalists, the Very Idea to Discredit Whom Was Dismissed by the KGB
Denys Kvitkovskyi was the Head of the Provid (Leadership- transl.) of Ukrainian Nationalists (1977–1979). He entered the national history as a leader who directed all his experience as a lawyer, publicist, publisher, historian, public and political figure to unite Ukrainians of the world around the idea of restoring the statehood of Ukraine. His active work in exile was closely monitored by the KGB, as shown by the documents in the Branch State Archives of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine. Declassified documents make it possible to better understand and get to know this extraordinary personality.
Insurgent Otaman Orel
March 21, 1943 is the date of death of one of the most outstanding representatives of the Ukrainian people's national liberation struggle for independence, Yakiv Halchevskyi. In the rank of Colonel of the Army of the Ukrainian People's Republic, in the early 1920s he commanded all insurgent groups in the Right Bank Ukraine, which to the last had been fighting the units of the Red Army and punitive units of the Podilsk regional Cheka. Later, in exile, he actively worked for the intelligence of the Ukrainian People's Republic, heading intelligence centres in Volyn. This is evidenced by documents and unique photographs from the archives of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine.
General Oleksandr Udovychenko. Representative of the UPR Intelligence in France
Colonel-General of the Army of the Ukrainian People's Republic Oleksandr Udovychenko rightfully belongs to the military elite of the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917–1921. He gained the fame of a skilful and brave commander. At the same time, the pages of his life related to the activities of the UPR's secret service remain little known. Declassified documents from the Branch State Archives of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine shed some light on those events.
One of the Heroes of Kruty Later Became an Intelligence Officer
Among those who in January 1918 stood near Kruty on the way of the Bolshevik army, which was marching on Kyiv, a special place is occupied by Semen Mohyla. In that battle he commanded a chota (company- Transl.) of young men. And after forced emigration, he actively worked in the intelligence department of the Partisan-Insurgent Staff, headed by Khorunzhyi (Leiutenant- Transl.) - General Yurko Tyutyunnyk, and repeatedly was sent to the Ukrainian territory with intelligence tasks.
The secret, which for 70 years was hidden behind a continuous set of numbers in the Wedding Act of the supra-district leader of the OUN “Sulyma” and the nurse “Kalyna”, has been solved. Cryptoanalysts of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine managed to do this. As a result, the incredible dramatic fate of the rebel couple from Prykarpattya was continued.