Sokal Brigade of the Ukrainian Galician Army ( Sokalska [5] brygada UHA). A unit of the First Corps of the Ukrainian Galician Army formed in January 1919 from units of the Northern Group. The brigade had about 6,000 soldiers, organized into three infantry battalions, a cavalry troop, an engineering company, and an artillery regiment. During the winter and spring it operated on the Polish-Ukrainian front around Sokal and in June 1919 it took part in the Chortkiv offensive, in which it distinguished itself in battles around Terebovlia. Its commanders were Capts Petro Petryk and Volodymyr Kossar. In February 1920 the brigade was reorganized into the Second Cavalry Regiment of the Red Ukrainian Galician Army, which on 28 April surrendered to the Poles.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]

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