Ukrinform, Kyiv, Ukraine, March 17, 2004
KYIV - The creation of Carpathian Ukraine is a heroic page in Ukraine's
history of statehood creativity attainments, which eventually resulted in
gaining the long-coveted independent nation status in the late 20th Century,
a message of greetings says, which President Leonid Kuchma has sent out on
the occasion of celebrations to mark the 65th anniversary of the Carpathian
Ukraine democratic sovereign state's establishment and the 130th anniversary
of birth of its President Avgustin Voloshin.
Avgustin Voloshin, President of Carpathian Ukraine
The Carpathian Ukraine was established on March 14, 1939 and priest
Avgustin Voloshin became this state's President. On March 15, 1939 the new
state's Seim endorsed the state independence act and adopted the
On Monday, March 15, 2004 a rally-requiem was held in the vicinity of Khust
in memory of those Carpathian Ukraine soldiers who perished in the Red Field
Battle, fighting against German Nazi Troops in March 1939.