On State Power in the Western Ukraine

People’s Assembly of the Western Ukraine, Declaration on State Power in the Western Ukraine. October 27, 1939

 

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Original Source: Izvestiia Sovetov deputatov trudiashchikhsia SSSR, No. 250 (28 October 1939).

Expressing the unanimous will of the liberated people of the Western Ukraine and following the example of the peoples of the Soviet Union, the Ukrainian People’s Assembly proclaims the establishment of Soviet power throughout the entire territory of the Western Ukraine.

Henceforth, all power in the Western Ukraine shall belong to the working people in town and countryside as represented by the Soviets of Working People’s Deputies.

The Ukrainian People’s Assembly declares the unbending will of the people of the Western Ukraine to protect and defend the power of the Soviets from all encroachments wherever these might originate from.

The Ukrainian People’s Assembly expresses its unshakeable confidence that the establishment of Soviet power guided by the Communist Party of Bolsheviks will lead to the advance of the productive forces, national wealth and culture in the interests of the people of the Western Ukraine.

Source: USSR, Sixty Years of the Union, 1922-1982 (Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1982), p. 265.

 

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