ECHO OF THE ARREST OF THE MURDERER
Statement by the Leadership of the OUN after the Discovery of the Murderer
The first news about the apprehension of the murderer of Bandera and about his confessions was announced on Friday, November 17th, 1961 at noon. On the same day, the Leadership of the OUN Units Abroad issued the following statement in this connection:
The report about the discovery of the murderer of Stepan Bandera, the Leader of the Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists, tore the mask off the face of the organisers of the assassination.
The Bolshevik agent of the K.G.B. (the Soviet State Security Committee) Bohdan Stashynsky, received the instructions to carry out the assassination directly from the Headquarters of the K.G.B. in Moscow. At that time, Alexander Shelepin was Chairman of the State Security Committee at the Council of Ministers of the USSR. There is no doubt that the plans of the secret murder were known to and approved by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, Nikita Khrushchov, to whom the chief of the K.G.B. is subordinated. The fact that Stashynsky was personally presented with an Order of the Red Banner by A. Shelepin in reward for the carrying out of the assassination is a proof that the official Soviet quarters evaluate the carrying out of the political murder of the Leader of the Ukrainian Liberation Movement as deserving merit and assign an award for it.
Before the world the Bolsheviks make an attempt to appear as the protagonists of the liberation of the Asian and African peoples from colonialism. Among the nations occupied by the Russian colonialists, on the other hand, the Bolsheviks suppress by means of the most cruel and cunning methods the slightest strivings of these peoples for liberation.
The Communist Party awarded A. Shelepin for his part in the acceleration of the Russification processes and the deportations of the millions of young non-Russians to the so-called virgin lands of Kazakhstan, Siberia and the Far East by upgrading him from the First Secretary of the Komsomol (the League of the Communist Youth) of the Soviet Union to the supreme chief of State Security Committee.
As a reward for the crushing of the national liberation movements of the nations enslaved by the Red Moscow, and, among other things, for the organising of the secret murder of the Leader of the liberation movement, Stepan Bandera, the recent 22nd Congress of the CPSU raised A. Shelepin in rank by electing him Member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, i.e. making him one of the nine supreme dictators of the Soviet Union.
The discovery of those guilty of the murder of Stepan Bandera confirms that:
— Khrushchov's policy with regard to the enslaved peoples is a continuation of Stalin's policy of annihilation of non-Russian nationalities;
— the ideas of national liberation of Ukraine and other peoples enslaved by Russia is such a grave danger to Moscow that she continues to carry out terrorist actions even on the territories of the free countries;
— not only this year's Bolshevik provocations aimed at the take over of Berlin, but also the involvement of official Soviet quarters in the organisation of political murders is a signal of warning for the naive people in the Western world that Bolshevism under the leadership of Khrushchov has not changed and has not ceased to be an imperialistic movement, which tries to bring under its domination the peoples of the Free World by means of violence, terror and cunning.
The Accomplices of Murder in the Soviet Government (by Stepan Mudryk)
Two years after the murder of the OUN leader, Stepan Bandera, the crafty assassin, an agent of the Soviet KGB, was found and arrested. He will shortly have to stand trial before a court of the Federal Republic of Germany within whose jurisdiction the crime was committed.
The criminal does not deny his foul deeds instigated by Moscow; he admitted them and disclosed not only the exact details of the planning but also the names of those who plotted and ordered the assassination, trained the murderer and, after the completion of his foul task, decorated their stooge with the high 'Orde1 of the Red Banner.' The chief criminals are the former Head of the KGB*),
*) Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti (State Security Committee), the latest successor of the Cheka, GPU, NKVD, NKGB, MVD and MGB.
It is common knowledge that after the murder of S. Bandera the Soviet propaganda machine tried for two years to circulate within the Russian empire and in the countries of the free world base and provocative lies and misrepresentations. These were designed to create confusion and to undermine the prestige of the OUN, as well as to shift the blame for the murder away from Moscow.
Moscow had been planning and preparing an attempt on Bandera's life for fifteen years and repeatedly sent trained agents for this purpose. In many cases, however, the OUN was able to intervene and prevent the attacks, so that NKGB-MGB-KGB headquarters were again and again forced to withdraw their agents and to change their tactics.
The law prevailing in the Federal German Republic does not allow for the prevention of the preparation for murder, i.e. the preliminary study and observation of the intended victim and his habits.
The criminal intentions of Moscow are demonstrated by the following facts:
— In 1947, the KGB agent Moroz was ordered to assassinate the OUN leader, S. Bandera, but the plot was foiled by members of the OUN.
— In 1948, a similar attempt was to be made by Stelmashchuk, another KGB agent, who had come to Western Germany with his accomplices.
— In 1950, KGB headquarters at Prague prepared an attempt on Bandera's life.
— In 1952, Moscow dispatched two more agents, Lehmann and Leguda, the first of German and the second of Czech extraction, who had been appointed and trained to murder S. Bandera.
— In 1953, an old KGB agent, Stefan Liebholz (now called Lippolz), was sent to Western Germany on the same murderous project.
— In 1959, KGB agent Winzik came to Munich from Vienna with the intention to murder S. Bandera or kidnap him and his family.
— In the same year the OUN received a hint that the KGB was planning an attempt on Bandera's life, which was to be carried out in the same manner as had been employed against the Ukrainian Head of State, Symon Petlura. The KGB had trained a young Pole from Western Ukraine and wanted to send him to Germany to kill S. Bandera 'in revenge for the murder of his family by followers of Bandera.' (Schwarzbart, the murderer of Symon Petlura, had also asserted that he had 'taken revenge for the Jews.') The KGB then dropped the plan and decided to act surreptitiously. For this purpose Stashynsky received his training.
In its defamatory and mendacious propaganda the Soviet KGB employed other methods as well.
As we know, some OUN members who had been sent to Ukraine in support of revolutionary activity there, fell into the hands of the KGB. After long imprisonment and by the use of inhuman torture the KGB succeeded in demoralizing some OUN members and forced them to defame publicly leading members of the OUN and the freedom movement. These men, who had been robbed of their will by incredible methods of physical and psychological maltreatment and who had been prevented by the enemy to die an honourable death, were now dragged from the dungeons and forced to make statements favourable to the KGB, which were to 'prove' the assertions of the KGB about 'OUN co-operation' in Western espionage and about 'appalling murders of innocent people' perpetrated by members of the OUN. After the retreat of Soviet troops in 1941, the prisons at Lviv (Lvov) and other Ukrainian towns, particularly Vinnytsia, were full of the corpses of political prisoners. There were also the bodies found in the village wells. The KGB tried to lay the blame for the murders in NKVD dungeons on the Ukrainian 'Nightingale' legion and accused OUN members of having killed those whose bodies were found in the wells. It is curious, though, that the corpses in the wells were 'brought to light' as late as fifteen years after the war, that is, when all local witnesses of the crime had been removed by the KGB. In the same manner Moscow tried to incriminate German government circles for the murder of Stepan Bandera and named as an 'accessory' to the murder the leading OUN member Myskiv who in the meantime had died.
Now that the biggest lie of the KGB has been exploded and the murderers (Khrushchov, Shelepin and Stashynsky) have been exposed, we once more want to call attention to the fact that the KGB will continue, more vigorously than ever, to spread false and provocative rumours and to attack and defame OUN members, in order to drown the shouts of protest in the free world and to smother the indignation of Ukrainians in the homeland, as well as to exonerate before the world the bemedalled assassins. At the same time, among the noise of KGB propaganda, fresh murders are being planned against the leaders of the OUN.
We know that all these plots are laid in such a way that the guilt can later be placed on others, or a 'suicide' can be simulated. We therefore warn all Ukrainians in exile and all honest people in the free world to beware of fresh crimes planned by the KGB.
Moscow and its public or secret servants will never succeed in misleading the Ukrainian people or in lulling them into security. Moscow's murderous plans have been exposed and it will not be able to pin its murders on anyone else: for all these murders the responsibility lies with Khrushchov and his myrmidons, Shelepin,
*) Semichastny has recently succeeded Shelepin as Head of the KGB (State Security Committee) of the USSR, after Shelepin was appointed Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU.
Protest Meetings Abroad against the Bolshevist Terror
The arrest of Bandera's murderer and the disclosure that for the execution of his crime he had received from the highest Soviet authorities a distinguished service medal, caused strong indignation among Ukrainians living in the free world.
In all, 122 protest meetings (5 of which were demonstrations) were held in various countries, i.e. 48 in Great Britain, 38 in Canada, 14 in Germany, 6 in the USA, 5 in France, 4 in Belgium, 3 in Australia, and one each in Holland, Austria, Argentine and Brazil.
In the course of these meetings and demonstrations protest resolutions were passed against the bolshevist terror and against the instigators of the murder, Khrushchov and Shelepin; severe punishment of the culprits was demanded, and an appeal made to several national and international authorities, requesting them to take appropriate measures for the protection of personalities in political and cultural life against the treachery of bolshevist agents. In several places demands were made for greater safeguards for citizens and democratic institutions. Particularly in Canada, resolutions were passed requesting that the activities of communist organizations in the country should be made illegal.
The resolutions passed at the protest meetings were then forwarded to the appropriate ministries, heads of governments, envoys of the Federal German Republic, to the United Nations (commission for Human Rights) and to embassies of the free world.
The demonstrations which were held in front of the buildings of the Soviet UN Delegation in New York (2 December 1961), the Soviet Embassy in London (25 and 26 November), in Washington (9th December), Ottawa (22 December) and Guelph, Canada (5 December 1961) were to rouse public opinion. At these demonstrations suitably inscribed posters and placards were carried and thousands of leaflets were distributed, which gave information about Moscow's renewed criminal activities. In New York the demonstrators burnt the Soviet flag, an incident on which the Soviet newspaper 'Izvestiya' reported in abusive language without, however, mentioning the reason for the demonstration.
List of Protest Meetings against the Soviet Russian Instigators of Bandera's Murder
|Saturday, 18th November, 1961||Bradford (York's), Great Britain;|
|Sunday, 19th November, 1961||Edmonton (Alta), Canada; Derby (Derby's), Great Britain; Munich (Bavaria), Federal Republic of Germany; Port Arthur & Port Williams (Ont.), Canada; Rotterdam, Holland;|
|Tuesday, 21st November, 1961||Düsseldorf-Wersten (North Rhine-Westphalia), Federal Republic of Germany; Düsseldorf-Lohausen (North Rhine-Westphalia), Federal Republic of Germany; Wawa (Ont.), Canada;|
|Thursday, 23rd November, 1961||Sault Ste. Marie (Ont.), Canada;|
|Saturday, 25th November, 1961||Hohne, Federal Republic of Germany; Coventry (Warwick's), Great Britain; London*), Great Britain; Oldham (Lanc's), Great Britain; Ottawa (Ont.), Canada; Scunthorpe (Linc's), Great Britain; Waltham Cross (Essex), Great Britain;|
|Sunday, 26th November, 1961||Bedford (Bed's), Great Britain;
Bury (Lanc's), Great Britain; Birmingham (Warwick's), Great Britain;
Bolton (Lanc's), Great Britain; Callisle (Cumberland), Great Britain;
Gloucester (Gloucester), Great Britain; Glossop (Derby's), Great Britain;
Halifax (W.R., York's), Great Britain; Hannover (Lower Saxony), Federal
|Tuesday, 28th November, 1961||Leicester (Leic's), Great Britain;|
|Wednesday, 29th November, 1961||Capuskasing (Ont.), Canada;|
|Saturday, 2nd December, 1961||Ashton-under-Lyne (Lanc's), Great Britain; Bielefeld (North Rhine-Westphalia), Federal Republic of Germany; Bradford (Ont.), Canada; Detroit (Mich.), USA; Calgary (Alta), Canada; Glasgow (Lanark), Great Britain; New York*) (N.Y.), USA; Oakville (Ont.), Canada; Timmins (Ont.), Canada;|
|Sunday, 3rd, December, 1961||Charleroi, Belgium; Dundee (Angus, Scotland), Great Britain; Edinburgh (Scotland), Great Britain; Galashiels (Selkirk, Scotland), Great Britain; Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent (Staff's), Great Britain; Ingolstadt (Bavaria), Federal Rep. of Germany; Kirkland Lake (Ont.), Canada; Kitchener (Ont.), Canada; La Louvidre, Belgium; Landshut (Bavaria), Federal Republic of Germany; Liège, Belgium; Lincoln (Linc's), Great Britain; Manchester (Lanc's), Great Britain; Nuremberg (Bavaria), Federal Republic of Germany; Regensburg (Bavaria), Federal Republic of Germany; Regina (Sask.), Canada; Rouyn-Noranda (Quebec), Canada; Socheaux, France; Stockport (Cheshire), Great Britain; Swindon (Wilt's), Great Blitain; Todmorden (Lanc's), Great Britain; Toronto (Ont.), Canada; Völkermarkt (Carinthia), Austria;|
|Tuesday, 5th December, 1961||Guelph*) (Ont.), Canada;|
|Thursday, 7th December, 1961||Val d'Or (Quebec), Canada;|
|Friday, 8th, December, 1961||Newhaven (Sussex), Great Britain;|
|Saturday, 9th December, 1961||Washington*) (Wast.), USA;|
|Sunday, 10th December, 1961||Brantford (Ont.), Canada; Doncaster (York's), Great Britain; Rugby (Warwick's), Great Britain; Saskatoon (Sask.), Canada; Welland (Ont.), Canada; Winnipeg (Man.), Canada;|
|Thursday, 14th December, 1961||Kingston (Ont.), Canada;|
|Friday, 15th December, 1961||Moose Jaw (Sask.), Canada;|
|Saturday, 16th December, 1961||Sheffield (W.R., York's), Great Britain;|
|Sunday, 17th December, 1961||Blackburn (Lanc's), Great Britain; Delhi (Ont.), Canada; Edmonton**) (Alta), Canada; Guelph**) (Ont.), Canada; Hamilton (Ont.), Canada; New Toronto (Ont.), Canada; Oshawa (Ont.), Canada; Paderborn (Westphalia), Federal Republic of Germany; Portage la Praire (Man.), Canada; Sudbury**) (Ont.), Canada; Vancouver (B.C.), Canada; Waterford (Ont.), Canada; Windsor (Ont.), Canada;|
|Friday, 22nd December, 1961||Ottawa**) (Ont.), Canada;|
|Sunday, 24th December, 1961||Fricourt (Somme), France;|
|Sunday, 31st December, 1961||Chicago (Illinois), USA;|
|Sunday, 14th January, 1962||San Francisco-Solano, Argentina;|
|Sunday, 21st January, 1962||Sydney (Stratfield), Australia;|
|Sunday, 4th February, 1962||Jersey City (N.Y.), USA; Lyon (Rhône), France;|
|Sunday, 25th February, 1962||Le Cateau (Nord), France;|
|Sunday, 4th March, 1962||Canberra (ACT), Australia; Curitiba (Parana), Brazil; Binghamton (N.Y.), USA; Bury**) (Lanc's), Great Britain; Roubaix (Nord), France.|
Resolution of Protest by the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations (ABN)
against the acts of murder perpetrated by the Moscow government
The Central Committee of the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations (ABN) regards it as essential that the attention of the public should be drawn to the following facts:
1. At the instructions of the Soviet state security service, the leader of the Ukrainian revolutionary movement, Stepan BANDERA, the president of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), was murdered in the entrance-hall of the house in which he lived in Munich, on October 15, 1959.
The man who carried out these instructions, Bohdan Stashynsky, an agent of the Soviet security service, who has in the meantime given himself up voluntarily to the authorities of the German Federal Republic because he feared for his life in the Soviet Union on account of his knowledge of this crime, has admitted that he received these orders to murder Stepan Bandera from the then chief of the Soviet state security service, Alexander Shelepin, personally. He also confessed that he had carried out the murder by means of a poison pistol loaded with cyanide, and that he was decorated with the high "Order of the Red Banner" for this deed by Shelepin. The correctness of this statement has already been investigated, and the murderer Stashynsky will be called to account in a trial in the near future before the courts of the Federal Republic of Germany.
2. This same agent of the Soviet secret service, B. Stashynsky, also confessed to having murdered the well-known Ukrainian emigrant politician Dr. Lev Rebet in the entrance-hall of the office in Munich where he worked, in the year 1957, by the same method and at the orders of his chief, the above-mentioned Alexander Shelepin.
3. It has also been learnt from American sources that B. Stashynsky, who committed the two aforesaid murders, finally admitted at his interrogation that he had likewise received orders to murder the former Ukrainian Prime Minister, Jaroslaw STETZKO, another prominent personality of the Ukrainian liberation struggle and the President of the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations. This murder was to be carried out in 1960, but it could not be perpetrated for reasons which have as yet not been clarified.
4. The person who issued the orders in all three cases, Alexander Shelepin, on the strength of his office as chief of the Soviet secret service was one of the closest co-workers and right-hand men of the Party Secretary and Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchov. The confidence which Shelepin enjoys was, furthermore, corroborated at the recent 22nd Party Congress in Moscow, when, at Khrushchov's suggestion, he was entrusted with the post of a secretary for security matters in the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Since it was a question of liquidating leading personalities of the Ukrainian national movement and thus of important political decisions in each of the murder cases mentioned above, there can be no doubt that these orders were issued with the knowledge and approval of the Soviet government and Party leaders, and were in fact issued directly by the Party and government leader Khrushchov in the first place. This can also be seen from the conferment of a high order on B. Stashynsky for the murders, since application for this conferment had to be made by Stashynsky's superior, Shelepin, to the head of the government, Khrushchov, and adequate reasons for this application had to be given, and, furthermore, the conferment had to be approved by the state presidium.
5. After the agent Stashynsky fled to the West, the Moscow government, since it was afraid of disclosures on his part, tried to escape such exposure by means of a propaganda trick. On October 13, 1961, it arranged a press conference in East Berlin at which another agent of the Soviet secret service, named Stefan Lippolz, appeared in order to make certain "disclosures" regarding the murder of Stepan Bandera. He blamed the murder onto the cashier of Bandera's own organization, Dmytro Myskiv, who has died in the meantime. This diversion manoeuvre, however, was a failure since it is an established fact that the fictitious "murderer" was not in Munich when Bandera was murdered, but was in Rome at the time, where he stayed for several days.
These facts which have already been established are by far more significant than the mere facts of an ordinary trial, in which only the physical perpetrator and executor of these terrorist murders would be called to account. Even if mass-murders have always been a traditional method of the Bolshevist regime and the world seems to have become accustomed to overlooking individual cases of this type as minor offences, the flagrant cases mentioned above and the attendant circumstances force one to draw far-reaching conclusions both of a juridical and of a moral and political nature, preciselv because of the proof which they offer:
1. Not only the direct murderer Stashynsky must be accused by the German court as the hired tool for these vile murders, committed at the orders of the highest Soviet authority and carried out in the territory of the German Federal Republic, but the following co-accused should also be tried before a German court, — the person who gave the orders, the chief of the Soviet secret service, Alexander Shelepin, on account of instigation and aiding and abetting, namely, among other things, by supplying the weapon which had been specially constructed for this purpose; and, further, the Soviet government and Party chief, Nikita Khrushchov, in whose name the orders were issued and who must be regarded as the principal instigator and main guilty party. If the Moscow government now has the audacity to demand the extradition of General Heusinger on account of fictitious war crimes imputed to the latter, then there is no reason why the government of a legal state should not demand the extradition of the accomplices and main accused in a planned murder and bring them to trial, especially as these crimes were committed during peace-times in the free world.
2. The murders listed above should be used as precedents in order to expose before the whole world the Bolshevist system of murder and the practices of the Party and government chief, Khrushchov, personally, who today makes a great show of his so-called "de-Stalinization" measures and his alleged "socialist legality." In this respect it would suffice to shed light on the atrocities which he committed during his terrorist rule in Ukraine as the first Party Secretary and Prime Minister of that country from 1938 to 1949. Khrushchov has the mass-murders of thousands of so-called "bourgeois nationalists," who prior to and at the outbreak of World War II bestirred themselves in the cause of Ukrainian independence, on his conscience. Mass-graves containing the bodies of thousands of Ukrainian patriots of those days in Lviv, Vinnytsia, Uman, Lutsk and elsewhere are definite proof of his crimes.
The destruction campaiqn directed against Ukrainian insurgents after the war was over, a campaign which was carried out by means of dreadful chemical and bacteriological weapons, as well as the mass-deportation of Ukrainian youth to death-camps, was likewise the work of Khrushchov.
And, finally, Khrushchov was responsible for the ruthless persecution and destruction of both the Catholic Uniate Church in West Ukraine and also the Autocephalous Orthodox Church in Kyiv, which refused to subordinate itself to the Moscow Patriarchate. Amongst the martyrs who were victimized by this persecution campaign were the Ukrainian bishops Josephat Kotsylovsky, G. Khomyshvn, N. Budka, and Th. Romzha.
In addition, it is in accordance with the will of Khrushchov that at present mock trials are still being held before courts in Kyiv, Lutsk, Stanyslaviv, Kolomyya, Krasnoarmiysk and other places, in which the accused are Ukrainian patriots, who are accused of being "enemies of the state" and "traitors to Soviet patriotism" and are cither hanged or sent to prison as "Banderovtsi," that is supporters of Bandera. Furthermore, the ruthless suppression of the liberation revolts in the Soviet Occupied Zone of Germany on June 17, 1953, the riots in Poznan in 1956, and, above all, the massacre of Budapest, when the victorious Hungarian liberation revolution, which had already shaken off the fetters of the Communist regime, was crushed by Russian tanks, were also the result of Khrushchov's "liberalization course."
It was likewise under Khrushchov's rule that during the years 1953 to 1956 revolts were crushed in the mass-concentration camps of Vorkuta, Norilsk, Magadan, Mordovia, Karaganda, Taishet, Kolyma and Kingir, where thousands of internees, the majority of them Ukrainian women, were, according to eyewitness testimony, mown down by tanks. The same fate also befell the young people in the concentration camp in Temir Tau who revolted in the cause of freedom in 1959.
3. The terrorist murders of political emigrants in the free world, which we mentioned in the foregoing, are by no means individual cases. It is an established fact that there have been numerous victims of cases of this type not only in Munich and in the Federal Republic of Germany but also amongst the active freedom fighters and representatives of the political emigrants of Azerbaijan, Byelorussia, Georgia, Hungary, Slovakia, and Rumania, etc., who were found murdered or were abducted. In practically all these cases of murder, abduction and attempts to assassinate persons by laying explosives, which have been directed against emigrants and have obviously been carried out by agents of Moscow and its puppet governments, the competent authorities and the press of the country in which the emigrants resided quite plainly endeavoured to protect the persons who had issued the orders, to make light of these crimes, and to explain away the deaths of the victims either as "suicide," or as the result of "internal differences" amongst the emigrants. Protests have also been voiced against the activity of the emigrants, which has frequently been designated as "questionable" and stamped as a disturbance of law and order, or even as a danger to the country in which they reside.
Such an attitude on the part of the public of the country in which the political refugees from the Bolshevist-ruled countries have sought asylum, is, in our opinion, a distortion of the idea of asylum and degrades the political emigrants to the rank of an undesirable, or, at best, an inevitable evil. Such an attitude towards the victims of Russian Bolshevist alien rule, whose duty it is, as representatives in the free world of their oppressed peoples to demand freedom and justice for the latter, is indeed reprehensible, and, moreover, strikes us as particularly strange since some of the countries in which the emigrants have sought asylum, as for instance Germany, are themselves in part already languishing under the same alien rule, or are themselves seriously threatened by the Bolshevist world danger. It is a strange paradox that the once so sacred right of asylum, even for the spokesmen of hostile ideologies and political trends, nowadays does not even include the protection of the fundamental rights of life of the natural allies of the West in the fight against the common Russian Bolshevist world danger.
In view of all these alarming and significant facts, the Central Committee of the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations regards it as its duty to appeal to the competent authorities, institutions and organizations of the free world with the following petition, namely that:
1. THE JURIDICAL AUTHORITIES OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, in whose territory the murders by poison mentioned above were committed and attempts to murder were carried out at the orders of members of the Soviet Russian government, should demand the extradition of the accomplices of the murderers, regardless of their rank and person, and should sentence such persons, if necessary in their absence, as accessaries to crime.
2. We propose the setting up of an INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL to deal with the Bolshevist mass-murders committed since Stalin's day and in which the victims were non-Communists, and to call the present rulers of the Kremlin to account for their crimes against humanity.
3. We demand that THE COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS in the United Nations Organization should apply the statutes of its own Charter, in connection with the murders in Munich of spokesmen of the Ukrainian fight for freedom, should take legal proceedings as regards all the mass-murders perpetrated by the Moscow government, to which reference has been made in this petition, and should publicly condemn the perpetrators.
4. We demand that THE COURT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS of the European Council should take proceedings as regards the above-mentioned murders and should sentence the Moscow government on account of these vile crimes committed at its orders.
5. We appeal to THE INTERNATIONAL JURISTS' COMMISSION, which has set itself the task of protecting legal, state principles and combatting the system of injustice, to take proceedings as regards these vile violations of the fundamental rights and protective measures for the life of the political refugees from the Bolshevist-ruled countries and their subjugated peoples, and to condemn these violations by issuing appropriate resolutions and declarations.
6. We exhort the PUBLIC OF THE WEST to see to it that the confused attitude which prevails to a large extent in the press and broadcasting services of the free world as regards the political emigrants from the Bolshevist sphere of influence is rectified and the sacred right of asylum is restored; and in doing so, to recognize the fact that it is imperative that there should be absolute solidarity between the free world and the subjugated peoples and the refugees of the latter, in the joint and decisive fight against Moscow's despotism.
7. We demand that THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE FREE WORLD should launch a large-scale counter-offensive on a moral and political level against the criminal Moscow government and its bloodthirsty dictator, Nikita Khrushchov, who, in view of the countless atrocities and intentional mass-murders that he has committed, should be exposed in his role as "anti-Stalinist," in the interests of the free world.
8. And, finally, we trust that THE POLITICAL AUTHORITIES IN THE WEST will draw the logical conclusions, necessary for the psychological and political war against Moscow's despotic rule, from the terrorist murders perpetrated against the spokesmen of the national fight for freedom of the peoples behind the Iron Curtain. The atrocious murders prove more convincingly than anything else that the main threat to the preservation of the Russian Bolshevist despotic rule lies in the activation of the NATIONAL LIBERATION IDEA, and also reveal the enormous potential of this idea in Moscow's opinion. It would be irresponsible of the West to fail to interpret this omen rightly and to continue not only to ignore the national political emigrants, but also to adopt an indifferent attitude towards the physical liquidation of their leading representatives.
Munich, December 1961.
The Central Committee
of the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations (ABN)
Resolution of Protest against Moscow Murders
adopted by Chicago Rally of American Ukrainians
WE AMERICANS OF UKRAINIAN DESCENT, assembled at a political rally on December 31, 1961 at the American Ukrainian Youth Assn. Auditorium in Chicago, Illinois, protesting against the brutal Russian Communist terror, the assassination of Ukrainian state and political leaders and leaders of other Captive Nations, resolved:
Whereas, the Ukrainian people continue in their struggle, in their native land against the Russian Communist occupation and regime and whereas their struggle presents a deadly menace to the Soviet colonial empire;
Whereas, both the Tsarist and now the Communist Russian Empire has been engaged in a criminal conspiracy against the Ukrainian state and political leaders, victims of which were leaders exiled in the West, to wit: in the past 25 years the Soviets have assassinated the President of the Ukrainian National Republic, Symon Petlura (assassinated in Paris in 1926); Leader of the Ukrainian Nationalists, Col. Evhen Konovalets (assassinated in Rotterdam in 1938); a noted Ukrainian journalist, Dr. Lev Rebet (assassinated in Munich in 1957), and lastly the Leader of the Ukrainian Nationalist Movement, Stepan Bandera (assassinated in Munich in 1959), and whereas these assassinations were perpetrated by Soviet agents in the free world upon direct orders of Joseph Stalin and later Nikita Khrushchov as was proved recently by the confession of KGB agent Bohdan Stashynsky to German authorities who released his confession wherein he admitted murdering Dr. Lev Rebet and Stepan Bandera;
Whereas, the Soviets have perfected a new murder weapon, that is a cyanide spray pistol, which is being used for political assassinations and leaves no evidence of crime, and it appears to be a perfect substitute for clock bombs and pistols used previously;
We appeal to the United Nations and the Governments of the free world for the support of their free voice for the cause of freedom and genuine liberation of the Ukrainian people and other Captive Nations from the inhuman Russian Communist oppression;
We ask the United Nations to challenge the members of the Russian Communist regime and to put them before the International Tribunal to answer for the crime and murders committed, for the recent murder of Stepan Bandera and other Ukrainian state and political leaders, and leaders of other Captive Nations;
We appeal to Chancellor Konrad Adenauer to have the West German Court hold a public trial in the case of the murder of Stepan Bandera, and we further ask that correspondents, lawyers and experts on international criminal law be permitted to be present at this trial, and that the Ukrainian exiled political emigrés and the family of the late Stepan Bandera be permitted to be represented by legal counsel of their choice;
We appeal to Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Chairman of the United Nations Committee on Human Rights to warn the free world of the newly adopted murder weapon which is used by the Soviets to liquidate state leaders of the Captive Nations, and further that Russia be put before the panel of world public opinion to answer for the international crimes and inhumanities that the members of her government have perpetrated.
Resolution of the Ukrainian Protest Meeting in London
We, participants in the Ukrainian Meeting and Demonstration held on the 26th of November, 1961, at Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park, London, against Moscow Bolshevik terror and enslavement of Ukraine, against the ignominious destruction of the leaders of the Ukrainian Nation, as confirmed by the revelations of the Moscow-hired murderer of Stepan Bandera, a leader of the Ukrainian Liberation Movement, affirm;
1. That the liberation fight of the Ukrainian nation against Moscow, which is still being waged in Ukraine, is a deadly danger to Russian imperialism.
2. That to hold Ukraine under its power, to maintain the entire Bolshevik empire and to strengthen its internal position with the aim of furthering its opportunities, to annex countries that are still free, Bolshevist Moscow adopts physical destruction, and Russification of Ukraine and its incorporation in the land of the so-called USSR; and also in the countries of the Free World where Ukrainian political emigrees live and act, Moscow adopts political murder as a weapon against the defenders of political and national rights for the Ukrainian nation.
3. That the declarations of N. Khrushchov about the peaceful policy of Moscow's Government, his condemnation of Stalin's terror and his wishes to co-exist peacefully with the Western World are cynical lies by which he tries to hide his Government's aggressive intentions to capture through Communism the countries of the Free World.
4. That despite the proofless declarations of Nikita Khrushchov the policy of Moscow is still unchanged and that in the territories of the enslaved nations, which make up the so-called USSR. Khrushchov continues the criminal traditions of Stalin including genocide and the trampling on the rights and dignity of free men.
5. That the murder of Stepan Bandera, the leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, by an agent of K.G.B., one B. Stashynsky, is the deed of the Moscow Government and that the organiser of the murder was according to the confession of the agent, Alexander Shelepin the then Chief of the Committee of Government Security of the USSR and at present a member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the CPSU and who was directly subordinate to N. Khrushchov, the Chairman of the council of Ministers of the USSR; and further that the agent Stashynsky for his part in the murder of Stepan Bandera was awarded the order of the Red Banner thus making ultimate responsibility due with Nikita Khrushchov, Alexander Shelepin, the CPSU, and the Moscow Government.
We, condemn these criminal methods of the Moscow Bolsheviks as adopted by N. Khrushchov, A. Shelepin and their accomplices in the Central Committee of the CPSU against the Ukrainian nation and its leaders. and demand:
1. That N. Khrushchov, A. Sheiepin, the Central Committee of the CPSU and the Government of the USSR should be put on trial before a tribunal of the Free World and should bear the responsibility for their criminal and political acts as adopted against the Ukrainian and other enslaved nations within the USSR.
2. That their bloody crime committed against Stepan Bandera should be condemned by all institutions for the Defence of Rights of Mankind and by the voiced opinion of the whole of the Free World.
3. That the murderer of Stepan Bandera the agent of K.G.B., Stashynsky must stand trial and accept the consequences for this and other foul deeds, which were directed not only against Ukrainian political leaders but also in the main against the entire Ukrainian nation.
4. That because the murder took place on German Federal territory, the Government apply the appropriate diplomatic sanctions against the Moscow Government in order to guarantee in future to political emigré leaders a safe sojourn in the country.
We appeal to all Governments of the Free World;
1. To direct their attention to the fate of the enslaved nations within the USSR and to help them in their struggle for liberation.
2. To discontinue their false hopes for a change in Moscow Bolshevism and to continue by all possible means the break up of Moscow's tyrannical empire.
3. To mobilise all spiritual and material forces for the victory of the Free World over the tyranny of Russian imperialism.
The freedom loving people of Ukraine that since 1918 has led a continuous fight against Moscow's Bolshevik imperialism, the biggest enemy of Christianity and freedom loving national states, is the best and most useful ally of the Free World. By fighting for its own independence the Ukrainian nation is at the same time defending the freedom and rights of other enslaved nations in the USSR and those which are still free but threatened by Russian imperialism.
All this gives the Ukrainian nation the moral right to approach other nations in the Free World for help to regain its independence which in time will help to destroy Moscow's empire and so ensure a lasting and true peace throughout the world.
For and on behalf of the Meeting,
M. Zacharchuk (Chairman), M. Povroznyk (Secretary).
Resolution of the Rally of the Association
of Ukrainians former Combatants in Great Britain
We, former Ukrainian soldiers, participants in our annual Rally, having learned about the arrest in Germany of Bohdan Stashynsky, an agent of the Soviet K.G.B., the murderer of the Leader of the Organization of Uhrainian Nationalists, Stepan Bandera, and of Dr. Lev Rebet, declare together with the members of the Ukrainian community which gathered at the Rally, that:
1. In its struggle against the aspirations of the Ukrainian people, Moscow, throughout its history, has used the most cruel and base methods for the preservation of its dominant and imperialist positions.
2. With this aim in view, many prominent leaders of the Ukrainian people have been liquidated, most recently the leader of the Ukrainian Liberation Movement, Stepan Bandera, by means of a shameful method, unheard of in the civilised world.
3. The organiser of the murder was Alexander Shelepin, the Chairman of the Committee of State Security at the Council of Ministers of the USSR, which is subordinated to the Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Nikita Khrushchov. Hence the Russian Government and the Central Committee of the CPSU are responsible for this new despicable crime and they ought to be condemned by a tribunal of the Free World and the general public opinion.
4. The perpetrator of this crime, the K.G.B. agent Bohdan Stashynsky, must be put on trial before a criminal court and made responsible for the murders directed not only against the Ukrainian political figures, but mainly against the entire Ukrainian people.
5. The commission of these crimes and the awarding of the "Order of the Red Banner" to the murderer are one more proof that the Muscovite empire is ruled by criminals and this fact must be a warning to the entire Free World.
6. In view of the fact that the above crimes were committed on the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany, we ask her Government to apply appropriate diplomatic sanctions with regard to Moscow and to guarantee the political emigré leaders the safety of sojourn in future. 7. The recent discovery of the murderer consolidates us all in the desire — in reply to the murders of Symon Petlura, Evhen Konovalets, Roman Shukhevych and Stepan Bandera — to intensify our activities and to prepare for action to erect a magnificent monument to their glorious memory in the form of an INDEPENDENT UNITED UKRAINIAN STATE.
Bradford, Yorks., 18th November, 1961.
The participants in the Rally of the Association
of Ukrainians former Combatants in Great Britain.
For and on behalf of the Rally, M. Bilyj-Karpynec, Cpt/Rtd. (Chairman), Dr. S. M. Fostun (Secretary).
A Statement by the Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist League,
Republic of China, in protest against the assassination of Mr. Stepan Bandera,
the overseas Ukrainian anti-Communist leader, by Russian secret agents
We were deeply saddened at the assassination of Mr. Stepan Bandera, the overseas Ukrainian anti-Communist leader, which thus deprived the Ukrainian people of an heroic comrade in their struggle for national freedom and independence, and we wish to voice hereby our resentment at the shameless murder carried out by secret agents under the criminal directives of the Soviet Russian Communist imperialists.
Now that the murderer will soon be brought to trial in West Germany, it is our confidence that his crime will be squarely punished by the law. On this most unfortunate incident, we should like to make public our view as in the following:
First, we must unanimously denounce the atrocity of the Soviet Russian Communist imperialists in sending throughout the free world their secret agents to carry out their premeditated murders.
Second, we wish to point to the fact that the Soviet Russian Communist imperialists are dispatching numerous secret agents to every corner of the free world to carry out, at the same time, their intrigues of infiltration, division and subversion. Hence, we of the free world should heighten our vigilance by adopting every possible precautionary measure.
Third, we urge that all democratic nations extend warm sympathy and active support to Communist-enslaved peoples in their fight for freedom, so as to enable them to overthrow the Communist tyrannical rule and thereby regain their national freedom and independence.
Taipei, April 16th, 1962.
President of the APACLROC
Extracts from Protest Resolutions
The highest officials in the Communist Party and in the Government of the Soviet Union, particularly the chairman of the council of Ministers of the USSR Nikita Khrushchov, and the former chairman of the State Security Committee of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, now member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the USSR, Alexander Shelepin, are personally responsible for the planning, support and execution of the political murder of stepan Bandera, a responsibility underlined by the fact that the murderer was decorated with the 'Order of the Red Banner.'
Contrary to the wordy protestations of the Russian dictators, the character and the methods of Muscovite communism have remained unchanged and the Khrushchov regime systematically continues the criminal traditions of the Stalin era.
An extract from the Resolution of Protest adopted
at a meeting in Munich, Germany.
Together with the assassin Stashynsky should be put in the dock Shelepin as instigator of the murder and Khrushchov as an accessory to the crime.
The German court should proceed against Stashynsky for murder, Shelepin for instigation to murder, and Khrushchov for abetting the murder... The Federal German government should institute stern diplomatic measures against the Soviet government.
We request the German government to admit a Ukrainian lawyer to the trial of Bohdan Stashynsky for murder and to indict for this crime also Khrushchov, Shelepin and the Soviet government.
Canberra and Queanbeyan, Australia.
At its General Meeting on 19th November 1961, the Association of Ukrainians in Holland took notice with extreme indignation of the fact that the Soviet citizen Stashynsky, who was arrested in the Federal German Republic, murdered on orders from the KGB in Moscow the Ukrainian freedom-fighter Stepan Bandera and Lev Rebet.
The General Meeting registers its strong protest against those terroristic acts of the Soviet government and requests the governments of the free world to call the Soviet government to account, before the competent international authority, for this violent infringement of human rights.
General Meeting of Ukrainians in Holland
This resolution was forwarded by telegram to the prime Minister of the Netherlands and to all ambassadors accredited to Holland.