Ukrainian Supreme Liberation Council
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Ukrainian Supreme Liberation Council (UHVR) was a Ukrainian underground parliament and governing body of revolutionary movement in Ukraine. It existed along with the Soviet Verkhovna Rada (sine 1938) of the Ukrainian SSR and the Ukrainian National Council (1944–46, and 1948-1991) that represented the Ukrainian National Government in exile.
The council was formed in July 1944. UHVR united Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) and Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA). Not all members of the Ukrainian Supreme Liberation Council were simultaneously members of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists. After the end of the Second World War, the council co-ordinated resistance efforts in Soviet-occupied Ukraine. It also organised the boycott of the Soviet-sponsored elections in 1946. After the liquidation of Roman Shukhevych in 1950 by the Soviet authorities, most members of the council were arrested the council ceased to exist.
Members of UHVR abroad headed by Ivan Hrynokh formed External Representation group of the council (ZP UHVR), which popularised the efforts of the Ukrainian dissident movement in the West.
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