What is modern Ukrainian Nationalism?

Our goal is a national state that would incorporate the best of the state models of Estonia, Latvia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Turkey. We have a lot to learn from our neighbors: Poland and Hungary are successfully building their own nation states.

Modern Ukrainian Nationalism is based on the Nationalism of Mykola Mikhnovsky and the OUN, but does not duplicate them. Like Mikhnovsky, we stand on the position of Ukraine for Ukrainians. However, in this war, we see how a large number of Ukrainians by blood fight as part of the Russian Federation units, even bombing cities where their parents live. Therefore, the understanding of Ukrainians is blood-spiritual, and not exclusively blood, that is, the modern content of this principle is as follows – Ukraine for Ukrainians who have come to its defense or contribute to its defense (including the civilian sphere), and European volunteers who are ready to shed blood for Rus-Ukraine. After our victory, it cannot be that those who evaded mobilization have the same rights as those who were mobilized or were army-volunteers or civil-volunteers.

We, just as UPA fighters and OUN underground fighters, are in favor of the concept of the Nationocracy  of Lieutenant Colonel Nikolai Stsiborsky, co-founder and ideologist of the OUN Рthe weight of the electoral vote depends on the performance of the duties of a citizen Рtoday it is similar to the so-called concept of multi-level citizenship of Estonia, Latvia and the professional parliaments of Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia. Mass egalitarian suffrage gave Ukraine not only presidents Kravchuk and Kuchma, who surrendered nuclear weapons for empty guarantees of the Budapest Memorandum, the power of the oligarchs and pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych, but also thousands of pro-Russian deputies of various levels who worked for the Russian Federation for years, poisoned us with pacifism, and now they are moving on the side of the Russian Federation in the occupied territories.

At the same time, unlike the Ukrainian Nationalism of the 1940s, we do not claim to include all Ukrainian ethnographic lands into the Ukrainian State, because some of them ended up as part of states that are friendly to us, such as Poland. Great help of Poland in this war removed 99% of the problems of Ukrainian-Polish relations. It is important for us that Ukrainians have the opportunity to preserve and develop their national and cultural identity in Ukrainian ethnographic lands. The cultural genocide of Ukrainians in the Kuban and Don should not go unpunished, as well as the actual genocide in Kyiv, Sumy, Kharkov, Chernihiv, Donbass, Luhansk, Zaporozhye, Kherson, Mykolaiv regions.

In modern Ukrainian Nationalism, the foreign policy concept of Intermarium (Baltic-Black Sea Union) – a military-economic bloc of historically close states, has been established. Why tear away Kholm or Przemysl from Poland if, within the framework of Intermarium, a Ukrainian will have the same rights in Kholm and Przemysl as a Pole? In the 20th century, the concept of Intermarium was only taking shape, and thanks to our deceased ideologists of modern Ukrainian nationalism, Nikolai Kravchenko and Oleksandr Maslak, the idea of the Baltic-Black Sea Union took root in our ideology and was developed in the idea of the Adriatic-Baltic-Black Sea Union. Today, its prototype is the Three Seas Initiative or Trimoria (Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia and the Czech Republic), that are still an integral part of the EU.

The foundation of our ideology – Ukrainian-centrism in domestic and foreign policy, traditional family values, the right to own arms, a strong and professional state power, economic nationalism and national solidarity – today, first of all, the consolidation of Ukrainian nationality, and not Western assistance, played a key role in the liberation of Kyiv region, Chernihiv and Sumy regions.

Separately, one should dwell on the right to own arms – it directly follows from the obligation to protect the state, family and freedom. Weapon culture is part of Ukrainian traditional culture. We have often been accused of the militaristic spirit of the Ukrainian Nationalists harming the image of Ukraine in Europe, but thanks to our training and public defense headquarters, Ukraine has received thousands of minimally trained fighters and formed at least ten volunteer units throughout Ukraine. A day after the start of the full-scale offensive of Russian Federation, the Kyiv battalion of the TRO “AZOV” was formed, which was later expanded into a regiment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and then transferred to the Special Operations Forces, and in April 2022, 4 Azov volunteer units, formed after 24 February 2022, in May there were 6 of them – this would not have happened without the spread of weapon-culture in the right-wing movement of Ukraine.

A weapon is the best defender against a robber, rapist and occupier, it will save the life of family members and yourself better than any international conventions and declarations. For as our prince and hetman Ivan Mazepa said: “We have the right from the saber.” Therefore, today the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Azov divisions are the guarantors of the sovereignty of Ukraine, and not international law with its declarative agreements and non-working mechanisms for their implementation and prosecution for violation.

The state role of Ukrainians, the National meritocratic system (Nationocracy), the idea of a full-blooded union of the Trimorye and Ukrainian military culture are the 4 pillars of the Ukrainian state house. In the center, inside this house, there is a basic value – the traditional Ukrainian family, the starting point of Ukrainian Nationalism, it is basis, without which neither the Nation nor the State will exist. The development of the Ukrainian Nation and State is possible only when it is based on nationally conscious large and wealthy families, which will be an inexhaustible source for the development of Ukraine, educating generations of future harmoniously developed citizens of Great Ukraine – little Ukrainians who will understand their responsibility for the fate of their country.