Thus, Skoropadsky was left almost without troops.
December 1918, Skoropadsky signed a renunciation manifesto and fled with the Germans.
General Skoropadsky understood the economic and strategic importance of the peninsula to Ukraine well.
Skoropadsky appointed the commander in chief of the remaining troops of General Fyodor Keller,
who was popular among the officers.
The same 1 th Zadnipra division included the ataman Grigoriev's detachments,
which previously served both Hetman Skoropadsky and the Directory.
Skoropadsky, fearing that Keller,
in his work to"re-establish a united Russia," would also liquidate the German regime, dismissed the commander-in-chief.
The Crimean government quarreled with the Central Rada and the Skoropadsky regime(other German puppets)
who tried to subordinate Crimea to Kiev.
As a result, Skoropadsky lost the support of the German troops
and could now rely only on the Russian officers in Kiev.
As a result, a single Russian army was assembled,
joined by a part of Zaporizhzhya Cossacks under the command of Hetman Skoropadsky.
In August, the left socialists joined him and renamed it the Ukrainian National Union(ONS),
which took a radical stance towards the Skoropadsky regime.
Guess about the face depicted in this portrait was made in the 19th century,
when it was called Mazepa, Skoropadsky, or the names of other Ukrainian generals.
Grigoriev supported Hetman Skoropadsky, and for his loyalty to the new regime,
he was promoted to colonel and became commander of one of the units of the Zaporizhia division.
In this manifesto, Skoropadsky said that Ukraine"should be the first to come
out in the formation of the All-Russian Federation, its ultimate goal will be the restoration of Great Russia.".