Don't worry Poles will do some ethic cleansing
You should do self-cleansing, that's for sure.
How destroying and burning Ukrainian churches equals so-called "restoration" of Polish Catholicism in Ukraine?
Uniates - the majority of Ukrainians, and more nationalistic (due to Austrian rule) than Ukrainian Orthodox believers, were not targeted.
Uniates have never made majority in Ukraine. Why do you make stuff up? Uniates more nationalistic? Read more of Ukrainian history and you will realize that the main national spirit of Ukraine was upheld by Orthodox believers, not Catholics. Ukrainians who fought Poles and Russians in 16th, 17th and 18th centuries were overwhelmingly Orthodox.
Sketches from a Secret War: A Polish Artist's Mission to Liberate Soviet Ukraine, Timothy Snyder, 2007
Wow, quite a title and again Timothy Snyder ;)
If Orthodox believers were outraged by 'revindication' campaign, then Catholics must have been infuriated when their churches were destroyed, or changed into Orthodox temples.
How is it connected to burning Ukrainian Orthodox churches which existed in Volyn, Chelm and L'viv region for centuries? Why do you show pictures of UNBURNED RUSSIAN CHURCH IN THE MIDDLE OF FREAKING CAPITAL OF YOURS and give this as an example of your REVINDICATION on RUSSIAN policy while you burnt UKRAINIAN CHURCHES in HUNDREDS all over western regions of Ukraine? Why didn't you burn this one then??? Ha???
Roman Catholic church (St Joseph Chuch) being demolished by the order of tsarist authorities in Vilnius, 1877.
Again Russian tsar policy and it was in Vilnius (Lithuania), not Poland.
There you had 150 years of Polonization and Latinization, which included similar policies you did during 1920s and 1930s. If you managed to burn over 210 Ukrainian churches, burn libraries, close schools and expel Ukrainian profs from every university in your reach within 19 years, guess what you did in 150 years in 16-17th centuries. Ukraine before 16th century was almost exclusively orthodox, with universities and schools and churches which had lectures about Orthodox faith, not Catholic. Everything started to change after Brest 1596.
The Ukrainian Catholic Church did not exist, as such, until the Union of Brest in the late 16th century.
In order to survive and get a better job people at those time accepted Uniate faith as it still contain the same Orthodox rite, only recognition of pope was new. But who cared about a dude in Rome as long as you may pray in your own language.
The converts were not firm adherents of Orthodoxy...
I mean what kind of statement is that? ;) Did they measure faith at that time by some electronic devices?
Józefski and his collaborators worked to ukranize the Orthodox Church
Wow, that Snyder is something! ;) So, basically Poles did everything even ukrainize Ukrainians. That's phenomenal.
At the time of the first partition of Poland in 1772, there were some 4.7 million Uniates in the Polish-Lithuanian state and barely 400000 Orthodox believers.As of 2008
, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is estimated to have 4,284,082
Looks strange, doesn't it? After 230 years? Polish sources and Tymothy Snyder are famous for blowing everything up out of proportions to prove their "point".
They are called this way in many publications, or 'Ukrainian Greek Catholics'. Is that wrong?
It is anachronism still in use. I hope this out of place word will be replaced.