Byelorussian versus Ukrainian: Delimitation of Texts before A.D. 1569

...The long-lasting controversy on the delimitation of Belarusian from Ukrainian texts of the middle period (late 14th century through the 17th century... 
...It would be futile to break a lance over the labelling of linguistically mixed texts as either Belarusian or Ukrainian, if one has in mind historical phonography, morphography or syntax of Ukrainian or Belarusian. One can only accept their mixed character and work with their Ukrainanisms for the history of Ukraine and their Belarusianisms for the history of Belarus... 

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