Borysenko Oleksandr O. (03.28.1993-09.01.2014)

Oleksandr Borysenko was born in the city of Rivne. He graduated from Rivne Secondary School № 5. After this, he had been studying in the group №14 at the Technical College of the National University of Water and Environmental Management from 2008 to 2011. His qualification was the electrician of retail and refrigerating equipment. Having graduated from the college, Oleksandr joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

A twenty-one-year-old sniper served in the 30th Mechanized Brigade of the 8th Army Corps in the town of Novohrad-Volynskyi. He was one of the first people who were in Crimea during its annexation in March.

Oleksandr was severely wounded during the trench mortaring in the town of Lutuhine, Luhansk Oblast. He was delivered to the military hospital, but the doctors could not save the soldier. Oleksandr died on September 1, 2014. The Hero was buried on the Alley of the Heavenly Hundred at the cemetery “Nove”.

According to the Presidential Executive Order № 270/2015 on May 15, 2015, he was posthumously decorated with the Third Class Order For Bravery “for valor and high professionalism demonstrated in the protection of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, loyalty to the military oath”.… Читати далі

Vitalii Lavrenchuk (07.25.1976 – 09.20.2014)

A lieutenant-colonel of the Operational Command Center Agency “North” Vitalii Lavrenchuk was born in a military family on July 25, 1976, in the city of Groznyi, Chechnia. He dreamed of becoming a professional serviceman like his father since childhood, and for this reason, he persistently went towards his goal.

In 1993, Vitalii entered the Military College in the city of Kamianets-Podilskyi. However, in 1996, he left military service, and a year later, Vitalii was conscripted into the Armed Forces on the contract basis.

Shortly afterward, he continued studying at the Military-Engineering Department in Kamianets-Podilskyi National Agrarian-Technical University. After graduating it in 1988, Vitalii was enlisted at the command of the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

He graduated from the National University of Defense of Ukraine in Kiev.

On September 16, 2014, a highly experienced career soldier and lieutenant-colonel of the Operational Command Center Agency “North” of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Vitalii Lavrenchuk was sent to the Zone of Anti-Terrorist Operation as part of the task group of the headquarters of Anti-Terrorist Operation in the sector “M” on the territory of Donetsk Oblast.… Читати далі

Serhii Huliuk (09.07.1981-07.31.2014)

Serhii Huliuk was born on September 7th, 1981, in the city of Rivne. He lived in Lutsk. He did military service in the Border Security Force for some time, and in 2002, he was conscripted to the army on a contract basis. Serhii Huliuk served as a junior sergeant in the Lutsk border detachment of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.

He had stayed in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation since June 28th, 2014. On July 31st, 2014, the border guards were mortared by Russian mercenaries and soldiers in the Raion of Vasylivka. As a result of this confrontation, five border guards were killed, and 11 were injured. Sergeant Serhii lost his life on that day. The deceased left three children: two sons, 12 and 6 years old, and a 4-year-old daughter.

Serhii was buried on August 3, 2014, in the village of Zavyziv, Ostroh Raion.

According to the Presidential Executive Order №, 640/2014 on August 8th, 2014, Serhii Huliuk was posthumously awarded the Third Class Order For Bravery “for personal courage and heroism demonstrated in defense of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.”… Читати далі

Ihor Voloshyn (11.17.1985-07.21.2014)

Ihor Voloshyn was born on November 17, 1985, in the city of Rivne. He studied at the local Center of Hope School.  He graduated from the Rivne Cooperative Professional College of Economics and Law and the National University of Water and Environmental Engineering where he was a student of the Economics Faculty. Ihor worked as an economist in the bank.

On May 16, 2014, he was called up to serve in the army (according to the Decree of the President of Ukraine # 454/2014 on “Partial mobilization in Ukraine”, dated May 6, 2014) by Dnipro regional military commissariat. Ihor served as a senior sergeant in the Armed Forces of Ukraine and machine gunner of the 39th territorial defense battalion “Dnipro-2”.

The twenty-eight-year-old soldier died at the checkpoint near the village of Kamianka, Donetsk Region on July 21, 2014. At 7 p.m. a minibus filled with explosive drove to the checkpoint and blew up. As a result, five soldiers, including Ihor Voloshyn, were killed.… Читати далі

Yurii Oliferchuk (10.30.1992 – 07.12.2014)

Oliferchuk Yurii Leontiiovych was a scout-sniper of the 30th separate mechanized brigade of Land forces of Armed Forces of Ukraine, a soldier. He was born on October 30th, 1992 in Rivne. He lived in the Berezovyi Hrud village, Luhynskyi raion, Zhytomyrska oblast. He graduated from Radohoshchanskyi educational complex “General and pre-school educational institution” of the Radohoshcha village, Luhynskyi raion. He was in compulsory military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He was a construction worker in Kiev. On March 18, 2014 he was mobilized in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He was a scout-sniper of the 30th separate mechanized brigade of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (military unit A0409). Since the spring of 2014 he participated in the antiterrorist operation in the East of Ukraine. In July 11, 2014 in the town of Oleksandrivsk, Luhanska oblast the column of Ukrainian troops was ambushed by terrorists. There was soldier Oliferchuk. The enemy captured military equipment. Soldiers Oliferchuk personally headed the Intelligence Department in repelling an attack in the absence of the commander.… Читати далі

Nechyporuk Andrii D. (02.18.1981-05.22.2014)

Andrii Nechyporuk was born on February 18, 1981, in the village of Ridkiv, Radyvyliv Raion, Rivne Oblast. From 1987 to 1996, he studied at Ridkiv Comprehensive School. He received secondary education in Radyvyliv Comprehensive School.

Raion Military Registration and Enlistment Office sent Andrii to study at Kozyn Motor Transport School. Shortly afterward, he finished Training Center of Rivne Oblast Council and obtained the qualification of gas facilities fitter. From June 9, 1999, Andrii served at Cherkasy Military Base and in November of the same year, he was sent to Kotovsk Military Base in Odesa Oblast – to the detached unit of special operations #2196 B3.

After demobilization in November 2000, Andrii worked as a security guard at the Publicly Traded Company “Azot”. From 2001, he lived in the city of Rivne.

In 2010, Andrii moved from Rivne to the village of Bronnyky, Rivne Raion, where he began building a house and managing his household.

On April 11, 2014, he volunteered for military service in the Zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).… Читати далі

Kryvoruchenko Stepan H. (“Grass Snake”) (10.18.1969 – 02.05.2015)

The captain of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Stepan Kryvoruchenko (call sign “Grass Snake”) was born on October 18, 1969, in the town of Sarny. He lived on 60 Shyroka Street, apartment №46.   Stepan studied at the local secondary school № 4 where his first teacher was Olha D. Shevtsova.

In the 5th form, Nina D. Symonchuk became his homeroom teacher. His family moved to Crimea when Stepan was 12 years old. After the military service, he continued serving in Germany. Later, Stepan returned to Feodosiia where he got married and began to serve in police forces.

In August 2014, Stepan joined the Ukrainian National Guard where he trained the young fighters.

On December 19, he set out for the Zone of the Anti-terrorist Operation as a volunteer along with Azov Regiment. Stepan commanded a reconnaissance special forces unit.

As a result of the confrontation with the enemy raiding party, Stepan was ambushed. He died on February 5, 2015, near the village of Shyrokyne (according to other data – near Sahanka), Novoazovsk Raion.… Читати далі

Yaroslav Kuryshko (02.09.1994 – 08.12.2014)

Yaroslav Kuryshko was born on February 9, 1994, in the village of Karasyn, Sarny Raion, Rivne Oblast. In 2000, he started a local school. From 2005 to 2011, Yaroslav attended the Church of St. Vasyl in his native village.  During this period of time, he also learned to play the accordion at Sarny Musical School. After finishing the 9th form, Yaroslav transferred to Strilsk Secondary School where he finished 10th form. In 2011, Yaroslav finished 11th form at Sarny Raion Lyceum Leader. In 2011-2012, he studied at Rivne Law Enforcement Academy, in 2012-2013 he served in the Air Force under the General Staff in Kyiv. After that, Yaroslav started to do military service under a contract as a shooter in the 30th Mechanized Infantry Brigade

of the military unit in Novohrad-Volynskyi. He died on August 8, 2014, near the village of Peremoha, Luhansk Oblast, during the strike-search actions of the battalion task force brigade.

According to the Presidential Executive Order № 270/2015 on May 15, 2105, Yaroslav Kuryshko was posthumously awarded the Third Class Order For Bravery “for valor and high professionalism demonstrated in the protection of the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, loyalty to the oath of enlistment”.… Читати далі

Serhii Baranov-Orel (12.28.1983-11.8.2014)

Serhii Baranov-Orel was born on December 28th, 1983, in the town of Klesiv. After finishing Klesiv secondary school he was called up for military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.  Having completed the regular military service, he started to work at Klesiv Aggregates Quarry.
At the beginning of August 2014, he was called up to the 79th Air Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and was appointed as a soldier of a private rank of 4673 unit.
One of the military missions of the unit was to protect Donetsk Airport. Serhii was among the soldiers, called “cyborgs” for their resistance and steadfastness demonstrated during heroic defence of the airport.
Serhii was wounded, lost a lot of blood, and died on November 8, 2014, around 4 a.m. at Donetsk Airport. On November 12, 2014, everyone from the town of Klesiv came to pay the last respects to the warrior.
After a Requiem in the Cathedral, he was buried next to his father at the cemetery of his native town.… Читати далі

Volodymyr Tit (05.26.1980 – 12.25.2015)

Tit Volodymyr was born on May 26, 1980, in the village of Snovydovychi, Rokytne Raion, Rivne Oblast.  In 1986, Volodymyr went to the first class of Snovydovychi Secondary School, where he got the incomplete general education.

In 1995, he entered Sarnny Vocational School №38, where he obtained the major of a plumber-gas welder. In 1998, Volodymyr was called up for active military service to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He held the service in the city of Simferopol, Military Unit A-2209 7, Crimea Division of the National Mineral Resources University for 1.5 years.  After the army service, Volodymyr continued his study in Rokytne Vocational School.

In 2001, Volodymyr worked as a gas welder in Ukrainian Wood Processing Company “Roksolana”.

On September 8, 2014, during mobilization Volodymyr went to defend the borders of the motherland. At first, Volodymyr was training at Yavoriv Training Ground, then he served in the 51st Mechanized Brigade of the city of Volodymyr-Volynskyi (3 months). Later, Volodymyr was transferred to the 24th Mechanized Brigade.… Читати далі