Ukrainian National Committee (Ukrainian: Український Національний Комітет) was a Ukrainian political structure created under the leadership of Pavlo Shandruk, on March 17 (or March 12), 1945 in Weimar, Nazi Germany, at the last minute before the German Instrument of Surrender, with the intention to release Ukrainian Nazi-sponsored military units (such as the Ukrainian SS division) from the German command. After a series of negotiations, the authorities of the Third Reich officially acknowledged their recognition of the Committee as the sole and independent representation of Ukrainian nation, with the extraterritorial rights and the right to command the Ukrainian National Army under Ukrainian flag and national symbols.
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