In memory of the Heroes of Kruty

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January 29,2022 684
In memory of the Heroes of Kruty

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) together with the multi-million strong Ukrainian diaspora honours the memory of the Heroes of Kruty who died on January 29, 1918, while voluntarily defending the young Ukrainian state in an uneven battle with the Red Army.  

Despite the fact that the Battle of Kruty ended in defeat, it had a significant impact on Ukrainian diplomacy. By holding off the Bolshevik offensive on Kyiv for four days, the battle of Kruty enabled the government of the Ukrainian People’s Republic to achieve recognition as an independent country by the international community.  

The triumph of the Ukrainian cadets and students is one of the most legendary in Ukrainian history and is an example of a heroic feat in the name of Ukraine and its independence.  

Throughout the twentieth century, the Heroes of Kruty have inspired the Ukrainian nation to fight for the freedom and independence of their country, and today inspire Ukrainian society to resist the hybrid aggression of the Russian Federation, which has illegally occupied Crimea, started the war in Donbas, and now threatens to engulf Ukraine and Europe in war. 

Image by: Andriy Yermolenko, Ivan Yermosha

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