Urodził się 4 Grudnia 1875 roku .W Rosyjskiej armii od 1899.Podczas Pierwszej Wojny światowej dowodził rozmaitymi jednostkami
Rosyjskiej armii,i w 1915 awansowany do stopnia generała. W 1948 araesztowany przez NKWD i skazany na zsyłke.
Powrócił do Wiednia w 1956 roku.
b 4 December 1875 in Sopych, Hlukhiv county, Chernihiv gubernia, d 2
December 1958 in Vienna. (Photo: Oleksander Hrekov.) Ukrainian army
general. In the Russian army from 1899, Hrekov graduated from the
General Staff Academy in Saint Petersburg in 1905. During the First
World War he commanded various units of the Russian army, and in 1915
was promoted to general. In the Army of the Ukrainian National Republic
from 1917 to 1919, he held a number of important posts, including
division commander, deputy then minister of military affairs of the
Ukrainian National Republic, and commander of the southern front. From
9 June to 5 July 1919 he was commander in chief of the Ukrainian
Galician Army and conducted the successful Chortkiv offensive for which
he was promoted to major general. From 1920 he lived in Vienna, where
on 30 August 1948 he was arrested by the MVD and incarcerated in
Siberia. He was released and returned to Vienna on 23 December 1956.
On June 8, 1919, the Ukrainian forces under the new command of
Oleksander Hrekov, a former general in the Russian army, started a
counter-offensive, and after three weeks advanced to Gnila Lipa and the
upper Styr River; their successful offensive halted primarily because
of a lack of arms - there were only 8-10 bullets for each Ukrainian
soldier. The West Ukrainian government controlled the Drohobych oil
fields with which it planned to purchase arms for the struggle, but for
political and diplomatic reasons weapons and ammunition could only be
sent to Ukraine through Czechoslovakia. Although the Ukrainian forces
managed to push the Poles back approximately 120 km, they failed to
secure a route to Czechoslovakia. This meant that they were unable to
replenish their supply of arms and ammunition, and the resulting lack
of supplies forced Hrekov to end his campaign.
General Oleksander Hrekov