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Friday, 12 August 2022


Must-see in Ukraine > Monument to hetman Pylyp Orlyk will be set in Kiev

The monument to Pylyp Orlyk, the fellow fighter of Ivan Mazepa and the author of the first Ukrainian constitution, will be set in Kiev.

Means for construction will be allocated from the state budget. According to press-service of the Government, the relevant resolution has been approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Pylyp Orlyk (1672 – 1742) was a Ukrainian hetman in 1710 -1742 (in proscription). He was known as the author of the first Ukrainian constitution “Pacts and constitutions of laws and rights of Zaporozhye troops”, which regulated the main problems of state structure in Ukraine at the beginning of the 18th century.

Orlyk was the authorized representative and the main clerk of hetman Ivan Mazepa. Together with the hetman he took the side of Swedish king Karl 12 and went into action against Peter 1 in 1708. After the Battle of Poltava, Orlyk immigrated to Ottoman Empire.

Half a year after Mazepa`s death Orlyk was elected the Hetman of Ukraine in proscription. Election was carried out with presence of Zaporozhye Cossacks, foremen, Turkish Sultan and Swedish King. Later, Karl 12 signed a formal diploma, approving Pylyp Oprlyk as the Hetman of Ukraine.

A street in Lipki area – a privileged district in downtown Kiev, where the Supreme Court of Ukraine is situated, was named after Pylyp Orlyk.