Ortynsky, Liubomyr

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Ortynsky, Liubomyr [Ортинський, Любомир; Ortyns'kyj, Ljubomyr], b 7 June 1919 in Mykhailevychi, Drohobych county, Galicia, d 22 July 1961 in Hunter, New York State. Military and political activist and journalist. While studying at Warsaw University he was active in the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists and was arrested twice by the Polish authorities. During the Second World War he served in the Legion of Ukrainian Nationalists and the Division Galizien. He was in Munich after the war, and emigrated to the United States of America in 1956 and took up work at the Prolog Research Corporation. He contributed to Svoboda, Suchasna Ukraïna, and other publications and took a particular interest in Ukraine’s role at the United Nations. From 1958 he was a member of the External Representation of the Ukrainian Supreme Liberation Council. He was a founder and president of the Brotherhood of Former Soldiers of the First Ukrainian Division of the Ukrainian National Army and coeditor of Visti kombatanta.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]

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