Ukrainian Soviet Republic
|Ukrainian Soviet Republic
Украинская Советская Республика
|Republics of the Soviet Union of the Russian SFSR|
|Government||Republics of the Soviet Union|
|Historical era||World War I|
|-||Established||19 March 1918|
|-||Soviet forces withdrawn||April 1918|
The Ukrainian Soviet Republic (Russian: Украинская Советская Республика) was one of the names of Ukrainian Republic (Ukrainian People's Republic) used equally in the official papers of one of that day governments of Ukrainian People's Republic, a pro-Bolshevik Soviet government resided in Kharkiv.
The history of Ukrainian Republic as Ukrainian Soviet Republic and its government begins from 24-25 December 1917 when in Kharkiv First All-Ukrainian congress of councils (radas, soviets) were conducted, which declared Ukraine as Ukrainian Republic, Ukrainian Republic of Counsils - Ukrainian Soviet Republic. Congress made a decision to get close alliance with Russian Republic (also Soviet) and elected Central Executive Committee (Ukrainian: ЦВК).
It was reformed on March 19, 1918 at the Second All-Ukrainian Congress of Soviets in Yekaterinoslav, following the signing of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk by the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (Russian SFSR) on March 3. Soviet government and people, who supported it were closely allied with Russian Soviet Republic. After the victory of the Soviet government in Ukraine Ukrainian People's Republic was officially rebranded in Ukrainian Soviet Republic and then Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic which became one of co-founders of Soviet Union.
The Republic united the Ukrainian People's Republic of Soviets, the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Soviet Republic and the Odessa Soviet Republic as part of the Russian SFSR. It was soon overrun, however, by forces of the Central Powers and the Ukrainian People's Republic.
On April 18, 1918, in Taganrog, the next session of the Central Executive Committee of Soviets announced that the government of Soviet Ukraine, the Central Executive Committee of Ukraine and the People's Secretariat were now combined as the "Ukrainian Bureau" to guide the insurgent struggle against the German occupation.
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