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Volodymyr Salsky
Володимир Сальський
Born July 24, 1885
Died October 5, 1940
Place of birth Ostroh, Volhynian Governorate Russian Empire
Place of death Warsaw, Poland
Allegiance Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukrainian
Service/branch Ukrainian People's Army
Years of service 1912 - 1919
Rank Major General (1919)
Unit 132 Infantry Bendery Regiment
12th Army (quartermaster)
MI Dept of Kiev Military District
1st Serdyuk Division
Zaporizhia Corps
Zaporizhia Group
Battles/wars World War I
Ukrainian-Soviet War

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.

Preceded by
Vsevolod Petriv
Minister of Defense
August 1919–1921
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Minister of Defense
(government in exile)

August 1924–1940
Succeeded by

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