Polish–Soviet War facts for kids
|Polish–Soviet War, Interwar Period|
|Part of The Russian Civil War|
Polish defenses at Miłosna, during the decisive battle of Warsaw, August 1920.
| Russian SFSR
| Republic of Poland
|Commanders and leaders|
| Leon Trotsky
Mikhail Tukhachevsky (Western Front)
Joseph Stalin (Lviv/Lwów front)
Alexander Ilyich Yegorov (Southwestern Front)
Semyon Budyonny (1st Cavalry Army)
| Józef Piłsudski
|From ~50,000 in early 1919 to almost 800,000 in summer 1920||From ~50,000 in early 1919 to ~738,000 in August 1920|
|Casualties and losses|
|estimated 60,000 killed
80,000 – 157,000 taken prisoner
(including rear-area personnel)
|About 48,000 killed
51,351 taken prisoner
Names of Polish Armed Forces mortal casualties
in period 1918 – 1920 totaling 47,055
The Polish–Soviet War (February 1919 – March 1921) was an armed conflict between Soviet Russia and Soviet Ukraine against the Second Polish Republic and the Ukrainian People's Republic. It was for control of what is present day Ukraine and parts of present-day Belarus.
A formal peace treaty, the Peace of Riga, was signed on 18 March 1921. It divided the land between Poland and Soviet Russia. Much of the land given to Poland became part of the Soviet Union after World War II.
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