Yesterday, a book launch was held in the information agency “Ukrinform”. “Gunned Down in Donbas “for treason to Russia” by Oleksandr Skrypnyk is about Fedor Borzhynskyi - a Ukrainian intelligence officer and diplomat.
At the heart of the book is the dramatic fate of the diplomat and intelligence officer Fedor Borzhynskyi, who was born in a large family of peasants near Uman. Fedor served bravely in the Russian imperial army, mastered the English, Japanese, Chinese, Mongolian and Buryat languages, proved himself to be a professional intelligence officer and, for special merits, received a Baron’s title. Shortly after the proclamation of the Ukrainian state, Fedor Borzhynskyi was appointed Ukraine’s first Ambassador to Kuban where he represented Ukrainian interests with honor.
The literary narrative, based on documentary sources, transfers the reader to the events of the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917-1921, to the Maidan in Kyiv, to the ATO zone and to the temporarily occupied territory of Donbas where Ukrainian patriots desperately oppose the “Russian world”, and where the ashes of Baron Borzhynskyi, who, in his time, had been shot on the outskirts of Yuzivka (present day Donetsk) by the advocates of the “united and inseparable” idea, do not give rest to the abusers of the Ukrainian land to this day.
The event was attended by famous native historians and researchers, artists, media representatives and students.