|Born||July 24, 1885|
|Died||October 5, 1940|
|Place of birth||Ostroh, Volhynian Governorate Russian Empire|
|Place of death||Warsaw, Poland|
|Service/branch||Ukrainian People's Army|
|Years of service||1912 - 1919|
|Rank||Major General (1919)|
132 Infantry Bendery Regiment|
12th Army (quartermaster)
MI Dept of Kiev Military District
1st Serdyuk Division
World War I|
Volodymyr Petrovych Salsky (Ukrainian language: Володимир Петрович Сальський ) (July 24, 1885 Ostroh, Volhynian Governorate – October 5, 1940 Warsaw) was a Ukrainian general, minister of defense, head of the Ukrainian government in exile.
Salsky was born in the old city of Ostroh. In 1906 he finished the Vilno Infantry Junkers School and served in the 126th Infantry Rylsk Regiment. After graduating from the Nikolayev Academy of General Staff in 1912 he was commissioned as a company commander of the 132 Infantry Bendery Regiment, becoming the chief of staff of the infantry division. During World War I Salsky served at the General Staff of Military Intelligence department of the Kiev Military District and a quartermaster of the 12th Army in Baltics. In January 1918 Salsky moved to Kiev where he became a chief of staff of the capital city's armed forces, participating in the fight against the Bolshevik forces of Mikhail Muravyov. During the times of Ukrainian State he was appointed the chief of staff of the 1st Serdyuk Division. He also was a member of the Commission in organization of military schools and academies in Ukraine. During the Anti-Hetman Uprising in November 1918 with the rest of Division Salsky changed sides.
|Minister of Defense
|Minister of Defense
(government in exile)
References[edit | edit source]
- Volodymyr Salsky at the web-page of Doctor of Historical Sciences of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Pavlo Hai-Nyzhnyk.
- "To the Unknown Cossack" - the Orthodox Cemetery in Warsaw, a photo of Salsky's grave at the Polish cemetery
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