8th Army Corps (Ukraine)

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8th Mechanised Army (Soviet Union)
8th Tank Army (Soviet Union)
8th Army Corps
8-й армійський корпус
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Patch of the 8th Army Corps
Active 6 June 1946 – present[1]
Country  Soviet Union
 Ukraine
Branch Red Army1946-1993
Ukrainian Ground Forces1993 - Pres
Type Corps
Role Rapid reaction[2]
Garrison/HQ Chernihiv Oblast
Kiev Oblast
Lviv Oblast
Zhytomyr Oblast[3]
Anniversaries 6 June 1946[3]
Decorations Order of the Red Star
Commanders
Commanding officer Lieutenant General Serhiy Ostrovskyi[4]
Second-in-command Major General Victor Myzhenko[4]
Notable
commanders
Nikolay Pukhov[5]

The 8th Army Corps is one of three army corps of the Ukrainian Ground Forces. The Corps is headquartered in Zhytomyr, Ukraine.

The 8th Mechanised Army was initially formed on 6 June 1946 with its headquarters at Zhitomir in the Carpathian Military District, Soviet Union. The army was formed on the basis of the 18th and 52nd Armies. It initially comprised the 23rd and 31st Tank Divisions (the former 23rd Tank Corps and 31st Tank Corps) and the 11th Guards and 32nd Mechanised Divisions.[6] In November 1956, Hamazasp Babadzhanian led the Army in Budapest, during the Soviet intervention that led to the crushing of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. It became The 8th Order of the Red Star Tank Army in 1957.

By the time of the collapse of the USSR the army had two tank divisions: the 23rd and 30th Guards (converted from the 11th Guards Mechanised Division).[6] The 31st Tank Division had remained in Czechoslovakia after the Prague Spring, becoming part of the Central Group of Forces, and the 32nd Guards Mechanised Division had been reorganized in 1957 as the 41st Guards Tank Division, then became the 117th Training Tank Division.

On 1 December 1993, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the 8th Army Corps was formed by the redesignation of the 8th Tank Army. The 23rd Tank Division at Ovruch became the 6065th Base for Storage of Weapons and Equipment and the 117th Training Tank Division later became the 119th District Training Centre. The 30th Tank Division became a Ukrainian mechanised brigade.

Structure[edit]

Commanders[edit]

Rank Name Position held
Start End
Lieutenant General Oleh Romanenko[8] June 1993 January 1997
Major General Viacheslav Zabolotnyi[8] June 1994 May 2000
Lieutenant General Hryhoryi Pedchenko[8] May 2000 November 2002
Major General Anatoliy Pushniakov[8] November 2002 October 2004
Lieutenant General Serhiy Ostrovskyi[8] February 2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ Надруковано: 'Народна армія'. – 2009. – 30 квітня via http://sammler.ru/index.php?showtopic=65121
  2. ^ Новини Управління Прес-служби МО
  3. ^ a b Новини Управління Прес-служби МО
  4. ^ a b Our Army Magazine
  5. ^ Офіційний веб-сайт Житомирської обласної державної адміністрації
  6. ^ a b Feskov et al 2004, 41.
  7. ^ The 117th TTD was succeeded by the 62nd mechanized brigade, based on which, in turn, was created 26th Artillery Brigade (based on the Directive of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine from 18.06.2004 № 312/1/014 year). Source Ruwiki 117 GRD.
  8. ^ a b c d e "Army Corps Commanders". Viysko Ukrayiny (Army of Ukraine) (in Ukrainian) 12: 64. December 2009.