Roman Shukhevych

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Roman Shukhevych
Roman Shukhevych
Nickname Taras Chuprynka
Born (1907-06-30)30 June 1907
Krakovets, Galicia, Austria–Hungary
Died 5 March 1950(1950-03-05) (aged 42)
Bilohorscha, Lviv, Ukrainian SSR
Allegiance UVO (1925–1929)
OUN (1929–1940)
OUN-B (1940–1950)
Carpatho-Ukraine (1939)
 Nazi Germany (1941–1942)
Ukraine National Government (1941)
UHVR (1944–1950)
Service/branch Polish Army (1928–1929)
Carpathian Sich (1938–1939)
Nachtigall Battalion (1941)
Schuma (1941–1942)
UPA (1943–1950)
Years of service 1928–1950
Rank General
Battles/wars Invasion of Carpatho-Ukraine
World War II
Insurgency in western Ukraine
Awards UPA-strichka.png Military Merit Cross

Roman-Taras Yosypovych Shukhevych (Ukrainian: Роман Йосипович Шухевич, also known by his pseudonym Taras Chuprynka; 30 June 1907 – 5 March 1950) was a Ukrainian politician, military leader and general of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA).

Member of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists. Commander (from Ukrainian side) of the Nachtigall Battalion (1941–1942). Chairman of the General Secretariat of the Ukrainian Supreme Liberation Council (1943–1950).

Shukhevych was posthumously awarded the title Hero of Ukraine by President Viktor Yushchenko.[1]

Monument to Shukhevych in Krakovets, Ukraine, 2016

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