Buchach Peace Treaty

Buchach Peace Treaty. A treaty concluded on 16 October 1672 in the town of Buchach between Turkey and Poland, which had been defeated by Mohammed IV. According to the terms of the treaty, the Podilia voivodeship, with Kamianets-Podilskyi, was to be ceded to Turkey; the Bratslav voivodeship and the southern portion of the Kyiv voivodeship were to be recognized as Cossack territory administered by Hetman Petro Doroshenko under a Turkish protectorate; and Poland was to pay a large annual tribute to Turkey. The Polish Sejm did not ratify the treaty, however, and war resumed in April 1673. Turkish policy in Right-Bank Ukraine led to the mass resettlement of the Ukrainian population in Left-Bank Ukraine and to Doroshenko's resignation as hetman in 1676.

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