The Periodical The Herald of the Union for the Liberation of Ukraine (Vienna, 1914–1918) as the Factor of the Establishment of Ukraine’s Sovereignty


  • Oksana Suproniuk


The article sheds light on the history of the Ukrainian emigration periodical The Herald of the Union for the Liberation of Ukraine printed in Vienna in 1914–1918. The author argues that this periodical became one of the factors of establishment of Ukraine’s sovereignty during World War I. Within four years of functioning the Herald served as a major source of information about activities of the organization which aimed to solve the Ukrainian national question on the behalf of Ukrainian people, to liberate them from the oppression and to stop territorial encroachment of other countries. Since the day of its establishment the Union set a goal for restoring Ukrainian statehood, taking foreign policy fence-mending measures and beginning a diplomatic intercourse on the international level.