Sinkler, Volodymyr

Sinkler, Volodymyr [Сінклер, Володимир], b 12 January 1879 in Novoi Margelan, Fergana oblast, Turkestan, d 1945 in Kyiv. General of the Army of the Ukrainian National Republic. A graduate of the General Staff Academy in Saint Petersburg, during the First World War he reached the rank of brigadier general in the Russian army. In 1918 he joined the Ukrainian State army and served as general quartermaster on the General Staff. In 1919 he was chief of staff of the UNR Army, and in 1920 he became chief of the General Staff and a member of the Higher Military Council. He was promoted to major general by the Government-in-exile of the Ukrainian National Republic. When the Red Army occupied Poland in 1945, he was arrested by the NKVD. He died in prison.

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

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