Dashkevych, Roman

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Dashkevych, Roman [Дашкевич, Роман; Daškevyč], b 6 December 1892 in Tustanovychi, near Boryslav, Galicia, d 12 January 1975 in Kufstein, Austria. Community, political, and military figure; lieutenant general of the Army of the Ukrainian National Republic; husband of Olena Stepaniv and father of Yaroslav Dashkevych. Before the First World War he was among the organizers of the paramilitary Sich societies and the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen in Lviv. In 1917, during Ukraine’s struggle for independence (1917–20), he was one of the first organizers of the Sich Riflemen in Kyiv and first head of the Riflemen’s Council. He organized the artillery and commanded the artillery brigade of the Sich Riflemen. In the 1920s, working as a lawyer in Lviv, he revived the Sich societies and edited its organ Sichovi visty (Lviv). Upon their liquidation by the Polish authorities, he helped organize the sports association Luh in 1925 and edited its publications.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

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