Олександр Сирський
Commander in Chiefs

Alexander Syrsky

Good afternoon, dear readers! Today we want to tell you about the biography of Oleksandr Stanislavovych Syrskyi, who has been the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine since February 8, 2024. He was born on July 26, 1965, in the village of Novyky, Kirzhak district, Vladimir region, RSFSR (now Russia). He is an outstanding Ukrainian military officer, Colonel General, Commander of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. His life and achievements are admirable and respected. Let’s learn more about him.

Childhood and family

Alexander Syrsky was born and raised in the village of Novinki, Vladimir Region, Russia. He has a wife, Tamara Kharchenko, and two sons: Anton and Alexander.


Syrsky received a high military education. He graduated from the Moscow Higher Military Command School in 1986. He later graduated from the Armed Forces Academy in 1996 and the National Defense University in 2005.

CareerOleksandr Syrskyi

Oleksandr began his career in the National Guard after Ukraine’s independence. He commanded the 72nd Mechanized Brigade. Before the war in Donbas, he was the First Deputy Chief of the Main Command Center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and participated in the processes of cooperation with NATO. With the outbreak of hostilities in eastern Ukraine, he became the Chief of Staff of the ATO. He was one of the main commanders of the ATO forces during the battle for Debaltseve in the winter of 2015.

AchievementsOleksandr Syrsky

Oleksandr Syrsky is a recognized leader and an excellent military officer. He was awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine in 2022. He has also received numerous awards and decorations, including the Cross of Military Merit, the Badge of Military Valor (Ministry of Defense of Ukraine), the Badge of Honor (Ministry of Defense of Ukraine), and others.

Alexander Syrsky is an excellent example of dedication to his country and profession. His life and achievements are an inspiration to us all. We hope that this article has helped you to get to know this outstanding personality better.