Treaty of Kurukove

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The Treaty of Kurukove (Ukrainian: Куруківський Договір) was an agreement between the Hetman Stanisław Koniecpolski of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and Mykhailo Doroshenko of the Zaporozhian Cossacks. After four days of negotiations, it was signed on 5 November, 1625 near Lake Kurukove by what is now Kremenchuk. The treaty was in response to the uprisings of Marko Zhmailo. The provisions were widespread, but the tone was not much unlike most of the other Kozak-Polish treaties.

Terms

  • Amnesty for rebels who participated in raids against Turkish territories, estates of the Ukrainian gentry, and crown estates, "provided that henceforth obedience and respect be vouchsafed to the starosty and Officialdom"
  • The right of the Kozaks to elect their own Hetman, pending confirmation of the Polish King
  • The Kozak register was increased to 6000 men, and those in the register were to be paid an annual salary by Poland (this was increased to 8000 by the 1630 Treaty of Pereiaslav)
  • Independent Kozak campaigns against Turkey were prohibited
  • Ther Kozaks could have no relations with other countries "no alliances with any neighboring state be made nor any delegations from other states be received, nor any communication through envoys, nor any service for foreign states be undertaken."
  • If these conditions were broken, "the Commonwealth will proceed as if against enemies.

References

Krypyakevych, Ivan (1961). Історія України. Shkilna Rada, 63. 

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