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2nd Ukrainian Front

2nd Ukrainian Front
Standard of the 2nd Ukrainian Front
Country Soviet Union
Branch Red Army
TypeArmy group
RoleCo-ordination and conduct of Red Army Operations in Ukraine, South-Eastern and Central Europe
EngagementsWorld War II

The 2nd Ukrainian Front (Russian: 2-й Украинский фронт) was a front of the Red Army during the Second World War.


On October 20, 1943, the Steppe Front was renamed the 2nd Ukrainian Front.

During the Second Jassy–Kishinev Offensive, 2nd Ukrainian Front, led by Army General Rodion Malinovsky, comprised:[citation needed]

On 1 January 1945, during the Siege of Budapest, the Front consisted of the

On 10 June 1945, in accordance with a Stavka directive of 29 May 1945, the 2nd Ukrainian Front was disbanded. Elements thereof were incorporated into Headquarters Odessa Military District.

The 12th Air Defence Corps (12 корпус ПВО), established from the Odessa Corps Air Defence Area (Одесский корпусной район ПВО) on 21.04.1944, provided air defence to the 2nd Ukrainian Front until 01.02.1945, except for its 61st AAA Division (1776, 1778, 1780, 1782 and 1784 AAA regiments and the 6th AA Lighting Regiment), which provided air defence to the 1st Ukrainian Front.


  • Army General Ivan Konev (July 1943 – May 1944; since February 1944 Marshal of the Soviet Union)
  • Army General Rodion Malinovsky (May 1944 – May 1945; since September 1944 Marshal of the Soviet Union)

See also


  1. ^ "Combat composition of the Soviet Army, 1 January 1945". Archived from the original on 12 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-23.
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