Serhiy Hayduk

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Serhiy Hayduk
Serhiy Hayduk.jpg
Hayduk on 6 March 2014
Born (1963-07-25) 25 July 1963 (age 59)
Dnipropetrovsk, Soviet Union
Allegiance  Ukraine
Service/branch  Ukrainian Navy
Years of service ?–present
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held Commander of the Ukrainian Navy
Battles/wars 2014 Crimean crisis
Awards Medal 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

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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 (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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "kobz.ru". Retrieved 9 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "В Севастополе Россия и Украина вместе отмечают День российского моряка-подводника". Retrieved 9 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Ñåâàñòîïîëüñêèõ ìîðÿêîâ íàãðàäèëè çà ïðåäîòâðàùåíèå ýêîëîãè÷åñêîé êàòàñòðîôû". Íîâîñòè Êðûìà. Retrieved 9 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Ïðî ïðèñâîºííÿ â³éñüêîâèõ çâàíü - â³ä 05.12.2011 ¹ 1100/2011". Retrieved 9 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Ukraine army on alert after Russia approves troops". BBC News Online. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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 1 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. Jade Walker (20 March 2014). "Ukrainian Navy Commander Released: Serhiy Haiduk, Other Hostages Freed By Crimean Authorities". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 1 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. "ÓÊÀÇ ÏÐÅÇÈÄÅÍÒÀ ÓÊÐÀ¯ÍÈ ¹ 679/2014". Îôiöiéíå ïðåäñòàâíèöòâî Ïðåçèäåíòà Óêðà¿íè. Retrieved 9 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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