Western Ukraine

Western Ukraine or West Ukraine (Ukrainian: Західна Україна) is a geographical and historical relative term used in reference to the western territories of Ukraine. Important cities are Lviv, Halych (hence - Halychyna), Chernivtsi, Uzhhorod, others.

Western Ukraine is not an administrative category within Ukraine. It is mentioned mainly in the context of European historiographes pertaining to the 20th century conflicts and the ensuing period of annexations. The current oblast administration borders are almost perfectly aligned with the administrative divisions of Second Polish Republic before the 1939 invasion of Poland and the incorporation of Western Ukraine into the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (УРСР) by the Soviet Union. Unlike the rest of Ukraine, Western Ukraine was never a part of the Russian empire.

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... The accession of the Western Ukraine to the Soviet Union (Reunion of Western Ukraine and USSR) - the adoption of the Soviet Union in Western Ukraine with ... stipulated in the Declaration "On joining of Western Ukraine in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic" adopted by the People's Assembly of Western Ukraine in Lviv, October 27, 1939 ... of the Supreme Soviet of USSR decided "Accept Western Ukraine in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, and thus reunite the great Ukrainian people ...
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