Serhiy Hayduk

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Serhiy Hayduk
Serhiy Hayduk.jpg
Hayduk on 6 March 2014
Born (1963-07-25) 25 July 1963 (age 55)
Dnipropetrovsk, Soviet Union
Allegiance Ukraine
Service/branch Ukrainian Navy
Years of service?–present
RankVice Admiral
Commands heldCommander of the Ukrainian Navy
Battles/wars2014 Crimean crisis
AwardsMedal For military service to Ukraine ribbon.PNG Medal For Military Service to Ukraine
UKR-MOD – Commendation For Merits-2013-ribbon.PNG Ministry of Defence Badge of Honour

Serhiy Anatolyovich Hayduk (Ukrainian: Гайдук Анатолійович Сергій) (born 25 July 1963) is a Ukrainian Vice Admiral and a former commander of the Ukrainian Navy.[1]

Career[edit]

Before becoming commander of the Ukrainian Navy, Hayduk held the staff position in charge of anti-submarine warfare,[2] the position of chief of search and rescue operations,[3] and was first deputy chief of staff of the navy.[4] In 2007, he prevented an environmental disaster from ensuing when the leaky Russian vessel Odisk arrived in Crimea from Sierra Leone carrying ferroalloys.[5] He was promoted to the rank of rear admiral in 2011.[6]

Hayduk was appointed acting commander on 2 March 2014, and commander on 7 March 2014 following the defection of Denis Berezovsky during the Crimean crisis.[7] Berezovsky had been dismissed for "high treason" after serving only a single day as commander.[7] On 3 March 2014, Berezovsky, together with several Russian cossacks, had visited high-ranking officers of the Ukrainian Navy and asked them to change allegiance and side with the Russian armed forces in Crimea. After a speech by Hayduk, all the officers rejected the proposal and started to sing the Ukrainian national anthem.[8]

On 19 March 2014, pro-Russian forces took over the Ukrainian Navy's headquarters at Sevastopol and imprisoned its newly appointed commander-in-chief, Hayduk.[9] Hayduk, along with seven other hostages, was held by the pro-Russian so-called "Crimean Security Service" and most of these hostages were tortured while in captivity according to Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group.[10] The hostages were released by order of the Russian Defense Minister on 20 March 2014.[11]

On 23 August 2014, Hayduk was promoted to vice admiral.[12]

Hayduk was dismissed as commander of the Ukrainian navy by President Poroshenko on 15 April 2016.[1] He was succeeded by Ihor Voronchenko.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in Ukrainian) Poroshenko dismissed the commander of the navy, Ukrayinska Pravda (15 April 2016)
  2. ^ "ÎÔÈÖÅÐ ØÒÀÁÀ ÓÊÐÀÈÍÑÊÎÃÎ ÔËÎÒÀ ÁÓÄÅÒ Ó×ÀÑÒÂÎÂÀÒÜ Â Ó×ÅÍÈßÕ ÌÈÍÍÎ-ÒÐÀËÜÍÛÕ ÑÈË ÂÌÑ ÔÐÀÍÖÈÈ 7-14 ÎÊÒßÁÐß". Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  3. ^ "kobz.ru". Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  4. ^ "В Севастополе Россия и Украина вместе отмечают День российского моряка-подводника". Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Ñåâàñòîïîëüñêèõ ìîðÿêîâ íàãðàäèëè çà ïðåäîòâðàùåíèå ýêîëîãè÷åñêîé êàòàñòðîôû". Íîâîñòè Êðûìà. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Ïðî ïðèñâîºííÿ â³éñüêîâèõ çâàíü - â³ä 05.12.2011 ¹ 1100/2011". Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Ukraine army on alert after Russia approves troops". BBC News Online. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  8. ^ Traitor of Ukrainian Navy has proposed Navy officers to join the Russian military. Ukrainska pravda, 3 March 2014
  9. ^ Crimea crisis: Pro-Russians seize Sevastopol Ukraine naval base. BBC news, 19 March 2014
  10. ^ "Crimean hostages put in an electric chair, beaten, shot at". khpg.org.ua. Retrieved 2014-05-01.
  11. ^ Jade Walker (2014-03-20). "Ukrainian Navy Commander Released: Serhiy Haiduk, Other Hostages Freed By Crimean Authorities". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2014-05-01.
  12. ^ "ÓÊÀÇ ÏÐÅÇÈÄÅÍÒÀ ÓÊÐÀ¯ÍÈ ¹ 679/2014". Îôiöiéíå ïðåäñòàâíèöòâî Ïðåçèäåíòà Óêðà¿íè. Archived from the original on 20 February 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  13. ^ Poroshenko appoints Commander of Naval Forces of Ukraine, UNIAN (3 July 2016)
    "Poroshenko appoints Ihor Voronchenko as new acting head of Ukrainian Navy". Interfax-Ukraine. 25 April 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to Serhiy Hayduk at Wikimedia Commons

Military offices
Preceded by
Denis Berezovsky
Naval Commander of Ukraine
2014 – 2016
Succeeded by
Ihor Voronchenko