The first meeting between our representatives Teodor Harasymiak ("Dunaysky",
"Ravych") and "Kosar" and two Polish representatives
(not named in the Ukrainian report) from the Tomashiv district took
place in some village near the town of Uhniv on December 6, 1945. Polish
delegate, were referred to by the letters "X" and "Z",
the place of the meeting by the letter "O" (Probably, Olhivok
Although it was agreed that there existed many areas of conflict which
required improvement, both sides expressed good will and a sincere desire
to improve the situation. During the first meetings we settled the matters
of local interest, thus normalizing relations between the Polish and
Ukrainian populations. For example, trade and civilian contacts were
WiN representatives informed us about communist set-ups and local MO
headquarters which came under their influence, and they used this influence
to stop persecution of the Ukrainian population. MO units under direct
communist control -Zabuzhzha and Khrystynopil -should be dispersed by
Ukrainian underground forces. A WP -Wojsko Polskie-battalion stationed
in Hrubeshiv was under WiN control and its soldiers were very correct
in their dealings with our population.
They do not provide full information on the matters that were raised,
stating only that issues concerned with stopping "banditism"
and communist intelligence activities were discussed.
The UPA had shortages of certain medications, uniforms and ammunition
for its captured Soviet-made machine guns. The WiN promised some supplies;
more would be obtained as soon as the WiN established contact with the
Polish black market, where all necessities could be obtained for cash.
According to Polish delegates, it was also quite evident that a formal
treaty was soon to be made between the Ukrainian and Polish underground.
The purpose of this meeting was to increase local co-operation.
Yevhen Shtendera, © 1977