Vasyl Stepanovych Chuchupak (Ukrainian: Василь Степанович Чучупак) (11 March 1895 - 12 April 1920) was the leader of the Kholodny Yar Ukrainian partisan movement during the Ukrainian War of Independence.
Chuchupak was the leader (Otaman) of the Kholodny Yar Ukrainian partisan movement during the Ukrainian War of Independence. In current Chyhyryn Raion this movement formed the Kholodny Yar Republic that lasted from 1919 to 1922 were they fought for Ukrainian independence and against the Soviet Union. The republic included 25 villages (with Melnyky serving as its “capital”) and could raise an army of 16 thousand. It was the last territory held by supporters of an independent Ukrainian state before the incorporating of Ukraine into the Soviet Union as the Ukrainian SSR.
- "Russian-Ukrainian war never stopped", Gazeta.ua (12 December 2014)
- “Kholodny Yar is alive…”, Den (22 February 2011)
- (in Ukrainian) People freedom, Ukrinform (21 August 2016)
- (in Ukrainian) Gerashchenko offers a National Park "Cold Yar", Ukrinform (19 October 2016)
- (in Ukrainian) At the grave chieftain Chuchupaky came two thousand people, Gazeta.ua (16 April 2009)
- (in Ukrainian) In honor of the chieftain blessed knives, Gazeta.ua (21 April 2010)
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