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Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in his own eyes, there is the least of real liberty
Henry M. Robert

This week in history

3 February, 2009 - 00:00

Feb. 3 1940: The Ukrainian Canadian Committee is founded in Winnipeg.

1997: The Nuclear Insurance Pool of Ukraine is officially registered as a nonprofit organization uniting a group of Ukrainian insurance companies to cover nuclear risks.

Feb. 4 1648: The Zaporozhian Cossack rebellion marks the beginning of a liberation war in Ukraine.

1945: The Yalta Conference of the leaders of Great Britain, the USSR, and the US begins in the Crimea to resolve issues relating to the postwar world order.

Feb. 5 1919: The last military unit — the Sich Riflemen Corps — of the Ukrainian National Republic leaves Kyiv. Regiments under the command of Mykola Shchors and Vasyl Bozhenko enter the city.

1977: Helsinki Group members Mykola Rudenko and Oleksa Tykhy are arrested.

Feb. 6 1919: The Council of People’s Commissars (Radnarkom) of the Ukrainian SSR sends a note to the governments of Great Britain, US, France, and Japan, protesting the Entente’s invasion of southern Ukraine.

1958: The Cinematographers Union of Ukraine is founded.

Feb. 7 1919: The Radnarkom of the Ukrainian SSR adopts a decree on the establishment of the workers and peasants’ militia.

1995: The Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation is initialed in Kyiv.

Feb. 8 1994: Ukraine joins NATO’s program Partnership for Peace in Brussels.

1995: The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passes the bill on the usage of nuclear energy and radiation safety.

Feb. 9 1918: The Peace Treaty of Brest is signed. One of its positive results is the recognition of Ukraine as an independent state by Germany, Austria, Turkey, and Bulgaria.

1932: A decree on the “administrative-territorial reform” is signed, setting up oblasts and switching to a three-stage (center-oblast-raion) system of administration.