Oleksander Osetsky

Oleksander Osetsky
Oleksander Osetsky
Native name
Олександр Осецький
Born (1873-06-24)June 24, 1873

Kremenets, Volhynian Governorate (then in the Russian Empire)
Died February 26, 1937(1937-02-26) (aged 63)

Paris, France
Allegiance Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukrainian
Service/branch Ukrainian National Republic
Rank Otaman

Oleksander Osetsky (Ukrainian: Олександр Осецький) (June 24, 1873 Kremenets, Volhynian Governorate, now Ternopil Oblast – February 26, 1937 Paris) was a Ukrainian military officer. He was a general in the army of the Ukrainian People's Republic (UNR).

From 1914 to 1918, during the First World War, he served in and commanded a regiment in the Imperial Russian Army and reached the rank of Brigadier General. When the Russian Revolution broke out in 1917, he joined the UNR Army. He served as a commander in the Poltava region, commander of a Railroad Guard Corps under the Hetman government, and commander of the Kholm Group on the Polish front in 1919, during the Polish-Ukrainian War. From December 1918 to January 1919 he was minister of defense of the Ukrainian People's Republic, and then the UNR Army otaman. In 1920 he headed a UNR military-diplomatic mission to Belgium. He emigrated to France and died in Paris in 1937.

Preceded by

Oleksander Hrekov
General Bulava

Deputy Chief Otaman

? - August 1919
Succeeded by

Mykola Yunakiv
Preceded by

Minister of Defense

December 1918–1919
Succeeded by

General Hrekov

References [ edit ]

  • Oleksander Osetsky at the Encyclopedia of Ukraine
  • Ihor Pidkova (editor), Roman Shust (editor), "Dovidnyk z istorii Ukrainy", 3 Volumes, "(t. 3), Kiev, 1993–1999, ISBN 5-7707-5190-8 (t. 1), ISBN 5-7707-8552-7 (t. 2), ISBN 966-504-237-8 (t. 3). Article: Олександр Осецький (in Ukrainian)

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