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Ukrainian Liberation Army

Ukrainian Liberation Army
Ukrainian: Українське Визвольне Військо
German: Ukrainische Befreiungsarmee
Insignia of the Ukrainian Liberation Army
Active 1943 – 15 April 1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Engagements World War II
Mykhailo Omelianovych-Pavlenko
Petro Dyachenko

The Ukrainian Liberation Army (Ukrainian National Army (UNA) active until the German surrender in May 1945.[2]


  • Command 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • Further reading 4


Represented by Ukrainian general Mykhailo Omelianovych-Pavlenko, the Ukrainian units grew to the size of 50,000 by 1944 and peaked at some 80,000 towards the end of the war.[3]

The Ukrainian collaborationist forces were composed of a vast number of units scattered all over Europe. In April 1945, numerous remnants of the UVV were incorporated into the short-lived Ukrainian National Army commanded by general Pavlo Shandruk, disbanded in May 1945.

See also


  1. ^ a b c Michael A. Dorosh (1999). "Ostruppen (Eastern Troops)". types of German formations during the Second World War. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Marcus Wendel (29 Apr 2009). "14. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (ukrainische Nr. 1). Lineage" (Internet Archive). Waffen-SS Units. Axis History Factbook. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Ukrainian Liberation Army (Ukrainske Vyzvolne Vijsko - UVV)

Further reading

  • Небелюк М. Під чужими прапорами. Paris 1947;
  • Thorwald U. Wen sie verderben wollen. Stuttgart 1952;
  • Anders W. Hitler's Defeat in Russia. Chicago 1953;
  • Луць Горобець С. Курінь ім. Івана Богуна. Газ. "Шлях Перемоги", pp. 6–39. Munich 1967.
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