The Chortkiv offensive is the 101st anniversary of the victory of Ukrainian weapon!
On June 8, 1919, a rapid offensive began by the Ukrainian Galician Army (UHA), which was inferior in numbers and armaments (the UHA had a maximum of 30,000 fighters, 376 machine guns, the Polish army had 40,000 fighters, 797 machine guns) to Polish troops. The Poles had significant human resources. France provided the Polish government with weapons, ammunition and sent officers. In the end, they turned General Josef Haller against the Ukrainian army! In April and May 1919, the Poles broke the Ukrainian siege of Lviv and repulsed the UHA to the Zbruch River. The Poles were already celebrating the victory, but the Ukrainians managed to counterattack.
On June 7-8, mobilizing the last physical, material and spiritual resources, the Galicians, led by the General Olexander Grekov, rushed to the Polish forces. The Ukrainian offensive was swift, and the Galicians defeated all Polish units. A little more, and the Ukrainians would return Lviv! But the offensive failed not so much by reinforced Polish troops as by a lack of ammunition. On June 28, with 5 to 10 rounds of ammunition per fighter, Grekov’s forces were again forced to retreat.