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OCTOBER 21, 1933 – THE ACT OF MYKOLA LEMYK

OCTOBER 21, 1933 - THE ACT OF MYKOLA LEMYK


October 21, 1933 – the date of a very bad terrorist attack (a political murder) in the history of the freedom fighters movement in Ukraine. On this day, member of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), an 18-year-old student-mathematician Mykola Lemyk, in two strikes eliminated a high-ranking employee of VChK Oleksiy Maylov at the Soviet consulate in Lviv in protest against the Holodomor in Ukraine.

After carrying out the execution, the young OUN fighter recovered on the spot and calmly surrendered to the police to explain his actions in a trial and publicly condemn the genocide of the Ukrainian people, launched by the Soviet government, which now it is known as Holodomor. The reason for the murder Lemyk calmly explained to the policemen during the detention. The young people also openly declared themselves members of the OUN and said they made those shots in the name of millions of Ukrainians who fell victim to the totalitarian regime.

With this step, the Ukrainian freedom fighters of Galicya tried to draw the world’s attention to the artificial famine organized by the communist regime in the Ukrainian SSR.

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