Western Ukraine

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Western Ukraine


historical name for the lands of the Ukrainian SSR which comprise the territories of the present-day L’vov, Ivano-Frankovsk, Ternopol’, Volyn’, and Rovno oblasts. Western Ukraine was ceded to bourgeois Poland in accordance with the Riga Peace Treaty of 1921.

After fascist Germany’s attack on Poland in September 1939 the Soviet Army took the population of the Western Ukraine under its protection. On Oct. 26-28, 1939, the Popular Assembly of Western Ukraine adopted a declaration on the restoration of Soviet power in Western Ukraine, the area’s inclusion within the USSR, and its reunification with Ukrainian SSR. On Nov. 1, 1939, the Supreme Soviet of the USSR and on Nov. 14, 1939, the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR adopted laws providing for the inclusion of Western Ukraine within the USSR and reunification with the Ukrainian SSR.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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