Stechyshyn, Mykola [Стечишин, Микола; Stečyšyn], b 19 December 1890 in Novosiiatske, Kherson region, d 7 August 1977 in Munich. Army officer and military writer. As an officer of the 105th Infantry Division of the Russian army, in 1917 he was active in its Ukrainianization. During the period of Ukraine’s struggle for independence (1917–20) he served in various staff positions of the Army of the Ukrainian National Republic, including chief of staff of the Northern Group (1919), the Mohyliv Insurgent Group, and the Third Iron Rifle Division of the Army of the Ukrainian National Republic. During the interwar period he was active in émigré Ukrainian veterans’ organizations, particularly in the Union of Ukrainian Veterans and the Union of Ukrainian War Invalids. His articles on military history appeared in Tryzub, Za derzhavnist’, and Ukraïns'kyi invalid. He also contributed entries to Entsyklopediia ukraïnoznavstva (Encyclopedia of Ukraine, 1955–88).
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]