Hrekov, Oleksander,

Urodził się 4 Grudnia 1875 roku .W Rosyjskiej armii od 1899.Podczas Pierwszej Wojny światowej dowodził rozmaitymi jednostkami Rosyjskiej armii,i w 1915  awansowany  do stopnia generała. W 1948 araesztowany przez NKWD i skazany na zsyłke.
Powrócił do Wiednia w 1956 roku.


b 4 December 1875 in Sopych, Hlukhiv county, Chernihiv gubernia, d 2 December 1958 in Vienna. (Photo: Oleksander Hrekov.) Ukrainian army general. In the Russian army from 1899, Hrekov graduated from the General Staff Academy in Saint Petersburg in 1905. During the First World War he commanded various units of the Russian army, and in 1915 was promoted to general. In the Army of the Ukrainian National Republic from 1917 to 1919, he held a number of important posts, including division commander, deputy then minister of military affairs of the Ukrainian National Republic, and commander of the southern front. From 9 June to 5 July 1919 he was commander in chief of the Ukrainian Galician Army and conducted the successful Chortkiv offensive for which he was promoted to major general. From 1920 he lived in Vienna, where on 30 August 1948 he was arrested by the MVD and incarcerated in Siberia. He was released and returned to Vienna on 23 December 1956.

On June 8, 1919, the Ukrainian forces under the new command of Oleksander Hrekov, a former general in the Russian army, started a counter-offensive, and after three weeks advanced to Gnila Lipa and the upper Styr River; their successful offensive halted primarily because of a lack of arms - there were only 8-10 bullets for each Ukrainian soldier. The West Ukrainian government controlled the Drohobych oil fields with which it planned to purchase arms for the struggle, but for political and diplomatic reasons weapons and ammunition could only be sent to Ukraine through Czechoslovakia. Although the Ukrainian forces managed to push the Poles back approximately 120 km, they failed to secure a route to Czechoslovakia. This meant that they were unable to replenish their supply of arms and ammunition, and the resulting lack of supplies forced Hrekov to end his campaign. 
General Oleksander Hrekov