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Regards from Ukraine.rnrnHere is the castle in Khotyn, known in Polish as Chocim. It is the place not known and popular for Western tourist but very important in the history of Poland. rnThe Battle of Khotyn or Battle of Chocim or Hotin War[4] was a battle held on 11 November 1673, where Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth forces under hetman John Sobieski defeated Ottoman Empire forces under Hussain Pasha. It reversed the fortunes of the previous year, when Commonwealth weakness led to the signing of the Treaty of Buchach, and allowed John Sobieski to win the upcoming royal election and become the king of Poland.rnrnPolish-Lithuanian forces and Wallachian regiments were 30 thousand strong. The Turks commanded 25–30 thousand troops and 120 guns. In this battle rockets of Kazimierz Siemienowicz were deployed successfully. The victory allowed the Poles to revoke the unfavourable Peace of Buchach and set the stage for the role Sobieski was to play in the Battle of Vienna in 1683.rn(from Wikipedia)

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