Stepan Bandera and his band of guerrillas fought the Red Army for over 10 years in the 40's and 50's before being defeated after the Soviets massacred hundreds of thousands of civilian supporters. We'll see if today's Ukrainians are worthy successors. Note that the Cossacks are the ancestors of modern-day Ukrainians, and they've been fighting the Russians for hundreds of years. The difference is that unlike Poland, they were unsuccessful in staying out of Russia's clutches. Note also that Carter began funding the mujahideen months *before* the Soviets invaded, in order to destabilize the communist government that had replaced the Afghan King.
Many of those “heroic” Ukrainians you refer to were the most monstrous of the Marxists roaming the countryside committing sacrilege and mass murder. Soviets does not equal Russians. Far from it.