Пригадалася давня суперечка.
"Московія програла пропагандистську війну за підтримку руським населенням (маються на увазі білоруські землі). Демократичні лозунги українців були більш популярними."
In the shadows of Poland and Russia
The Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Sweden in the European crisis of the mid-17th century
Södertörns högskola, 2006.
Nechaj wrote to the defenders of Stary Bykhau and warned them not to surrender to Russia, but rather to ask for the hetman’s protection.
He started to build in Belarus a new administration unit similar to that of Ukraine. This resulted in the formation of “a Belarusian Host” in 19 regiments.
He also began to recruit the local population into the army. Muscovy tried to find a diplomatic solution to the Ukrainian problem. Under pressure
from Russia, Khmelnytsky was forced to agree to set up a joint court of inquiry to smooth over the contradictions in the GDL. Colonel Zhdanovich
and the Muscovite captain Nikita Sivtsov headed the court of inquiry. The Ukrainian officers signed an appeal in which they complained about the
activities of the Russians. An illustrative case was that of a Lithuanian nobleman, Fiodor Konstancinowicz. After switching to Ukrainian service, his
regiment had been moving ahead to join the Cossack army. But on the way to Kopys it was attacked and defeated by Muscovites, since Konstancinowicz
had refused “to serve the tsar and supported the hetman.”1055 Zhdanovich forbade Nechaj to use the title “Colonel of Belarus,” though Nechaj
replied that Khmelnytsky himself had actually given him this title.1056 However, Russia failed to liquidate the Cossack’s administration in Belarus.
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