Połonka 1660


The battle of Polonka, fought on June 28 1660, broke Muscovy’s domination in the sixth year of it’s aggression against the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The Russian army of Ivan Chatingski, besieging Lachowicze, was forced to face the opening offensive of the Polish and Lithuanian Commonwealth forces. Great Lithuanian Hetman Paweł Sapieha, supported by the elite crown division of Stefan Czarniecki, defeated the Moscow troops, beginning the process of recovering the occupied lands of Lithuania.