Volodymyr Zhuk (06.30.1973-01.02.2016)

Volodymyr was born on June 30th, 1973, in the village of Postiine, Kostopil Raion. After finishing school, he studied at Rivne Vocational School №11, where he obtained the qualification of a fitter. Shortly afterward, Volodymyr served in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He was occupied with housekeeping.

Volodymyr Zhuk was mobilized by the Raion Recruiting Station of Kostopil to a Military Unit A 4152 in March 2015.

A soldier from Kostopil Raion and a senior sergeant Volodymyr Zhuk died on January 2nd, 2016, in the Anti-Terrorist Operation Zone due to a sudden cardiac arrest.

The deceased left a wife and two small sons Vitalii and Eduard.

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Roman Pyiasiuk (08.19.197 – 03.10.2015)

Roman Pyiasiuk was born in 1975 in the town of Kostopil. He studied at Kostopil Comprehensive School №3. Roman also finished Kamin-Kashyrskyi (Volyn) Vocational School where he obtained the qualification of a carpenter.          On December 3, 1993, Roman was called up for a compulsory military service. On June 16, 1995, he was transferred to the reserve, and on October 19, 1995, Roman went to serve in Kostopil Military Unit on the contract basis. On February 15, 1998, he left military service and started working as a long-distance trucker. Roman worked for regional private entrepreneurs carrying cargoes within Ukraine.

On September 5, 2014, he went to defend Ukraine as a volunteer. Roman was a soldier of the 1st Guards Tank Brigade in Honcharivske. On March 10, 2015, the military officer was blown up by a land mine performing a combat mission in the village of Zlatoustivka, Volnovakha Raion, Donetsk Oblast.

A true patriot was buried on March 15, 2015, in the village of Pisky, Kostopil Raion, where his parents live.… Читати далі

Serhii Holovchak (07.17.1991-08.27.2014)

Serhii Holovchak was born on July 17, 1991, in the village of Piskiv, Kostopil Raion. After finishing secondary school, he entered Rivne Higher Vocational School where he obtained the qualification of an expert in plasterboard constructions. In 2009 Serhii joined the firefighter’s squad of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. After serving there, he started working in the limited liability company “Swisspan Limited”. Serhii was one of the first people in raion who participated in the counter-terrorist operation. He served as a senior soldier in the 51st Mechanized Infantry Brigade.

Since the end of August 2014, Serhii Holovchak had not got in touch. For this reason, he was considered to be missing.  It was possible to ID the deceased only thanks to the DNA tests. The senior soldier died on August 27, 2014, in the fight near Ilovaisk. The 3rd Battalion where Serhii served was besieged near Berezne and Olenivka. It was under constant shelling.

At first, the Hero from Kostopil was buried in Dnipropetrovsk.… Читати далі

Ruslan Salivonchyk (01.31.1983 – 08.29.2014)

Ruslan Salivonchyk was born on January 31, 1983, in the town of Kostopil, Rivne Oblast. From 1993 to 1998 he studied at Kostopil Secondary School №8. He graduated from the Kostopil branch of the Medical College and later from Kharkiv Juridical University. Later on, he served as the Captain in the police. For six years he worked in the Criminal Investigation Department of Local Police Precinct of Administration of Ministry of Internal Affairs in the town of Kakhovka in Kherson Oblast. From the beginning of the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Eastern Ukraine, he joined as a volunteer a Battalion of the Special Operations Patrol Service “Kherson”.

Police Captain Ruslan Salivonchyk died on 08.29.2014 in the ATO battle zone near the town of Ilovaisk, Donetsk Oblast while trying to get out of the Ilovaisk Pothole through the so-called “green corridor” on the road between village Mnohopillia and Chervonosilske. From September 2014, the soldier’s body together with the other deceased was transported to Dnipropetrovsk morgue.… Читати далі

Vitalii Stavskyi (09.03.1991 – 09.03.2014)

Vitalii skyi was born on September 3, 1991, in the town of Kostopil.  He graduated from Kostopil Secondary School №6. Vitalii was a pupil of local Regional Lyceum-Boarding School with sports profile. Vitalii became the champion of Ukraine in Greek-Roman wrestling when he was 16 (the year of 2007), and later he became a Master of Sports in Greek-Roman wrestling.

In October 2011, he served according to the contract at the Military Unit A0284 in the city of Lviv. Vitalii got the rank of Junior Sergeant. The paratrooper died on the day of his birth 09.03.2014, during the attack of Russian fighters at the airport in the city of Luhansk, which was defended by paratroopers for several months.

The visitation with the serviceman of the 80th Air Cavalry Brigade was on September 7, 2014.

Vitalii was posthumously decorated with the Medal “For the Defense of Luhansk Airport”.

According to the Presidential Executive Order №282/2015 on May 23, 2015, Vitalii was posthumously decorated with the Third Class Order for Bravery “for personal courage and high professionalism demonstrated in the protection of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and loyalty to the military oath”.… Читати далі

Oleh Tsymoshchuk (08.26.1975 – 07.03.2015)

Oleh Tsymoshchuk was born in a large family on September 26, 1975, in the village of Kryliv, Korets Raion, Rivne Oblast. Oleh was the youngest in the family of 8 boys.  The mother, Tsymoshchuk Yevheniia worked at a collective farm.

The father, Tsymoshchuk Mykhailo, worked as a driver at Krylivka Secondary School.

From 1982 to 1992, Oleh was a pupil of Krylivska Secondary School.

The boy studied well, was a diligent pupil. After finishing school, he worked at a local collective farm, later on, owned some land, took care of his parents and disabled brother. In the village, Mykhailo was known as a good proprietor.

In 1993-1995, Mykhailo served in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in the town of Dniprodzerzhynsk.

On May 6, 2015, Oleh was called up for a military service by Hoshcha Military Registration and Enlistment Office. Oleh was trained at the Military Unit of the town of Yavoriv, Lviv Oblast.  He served in the military unit of the 30th Mechanized Brigade.… Читати далі

Anatolii Havryliuk (11.11.1980-09.05.2014)

Anatolii Havryliuk was born on November 11, 1980, in the town of Korets, Rivne Region.  After graduating from Korets secondary school № 1, he entered Myrohoshcha Agricultural College.  There, he submitted a report for the contract service. Anatolii served as a peacemaker in Kosovo, Libya, and Iraq. Within less than fifteen years of service, he managed to be in eight hot spots, Donbas was the ninth one. He fought as a part of the 80th Airmobile Brigade. Anatolii Havryliuk died on September 5, 2014, in the Ilovaisk Cauldron near the town of Shchastia, not far from Luhansk, as a result of the fight with a Russian raiding division. He was buried at the Korets Сemetery near the Church of Saint George.

According to the Presidential Executive Order № 282/2015 on May 23, 2015, Anatolii Havryliuk was posthumously awarded the Order “For Courage” III class “for personal courage and high professionalism demonstrated in the defense of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, loyalty to the military oath”.… Читати далі

Taras Liashuk (12.20.1986 – 08.11.2014)

Taras Liashuk was born on December 20, 1986, in the town of Korets, Rivne Oblast. He studied at Novokoretsk School №2, and from 2000 – in Korets “School-Lyceum”. Shortly afterward, Taras studied at the Radio-electronics College of Zaporizhzhia. Also, he graduated from the Classical Private University with the major in computer programming and information technologies. From 2013, Taras served in the Armed Forces on the contract basis.

In the spring, a 28-year-old man was conscripted into the 30th Mechanized Brigade of Novohrad-Volynskyi. After that, he was sent to the Zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation. Taras served as a second in the command of fighting machine in the 30th Mechanized Brigade.

The junior sergeant died on September 11, 2014, in battles near the village of Stepanivka, Shakhtarsk Raion, Donetsk Oblast. He was buried at the cemetery in the village of Novyi Korets, Korets Raion, Rivne Oblast.

On the facade of the local lyceum, a commemorative plaque was opened to Taras Liashuk.

According to the Presidential Executive Order № 270/2015 on April 15, 2015, he was posthumously awarded the Third Class Order For Bravery “for personal courage and high professionalism demonstrated during the defense of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, fidelity to the military oath”.… Читати далі

Andrii Yaroshenko (12.21.1982 – 06.11.2015)

Andrii was born in 1982 in the town of Zdolbuniv. He graduated from Zdolbuniv Secondary School №4, resided in the town of Zdolbuniv and worked on the railway.

Andrii served in the 55th Artillery Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He was a member of Zdolbuniv “Sotnia” of self-defense. Despite the warning of doctors, Andrii filed a claim and on March 10, 2015, voluntarily went to fight in the East.

According to the spokesman of ATO staff, on June 10, 2015. in the area of the village of Luhanske, Donetsk Oblast the weapons serviceman died as a result of misconduct with weapons.  In accordance with other information, Andrii died after the training of shooting at the ground. Andrii left his mother and an 11-years old son.… Читати далі

Taras Yakymchuk (09.06.1993 – 07.24.2014)

Taras was born on September 6, 1993, in the village of Mizoch, Zdolbuniv Raion, Rivne Oblast. Taras was a serviceman, a soldier of the 8th Special Purpose Regiment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, occupied the position of a gunner. He served under contract since October 2011. Taras was one of those who spent the longest period in the zone of battle actions.

On July 24, 2014, during exploration in the suburbs of the town of Pervomaisk, the truck “KAMAZ” with the Ukrainian soldiers on board was attacked by terrorist snipers and grenade throwers.  Taras jumped out of the driver’s cabin, but a sniper hit him in the side between the plates of body armor. Seriously injured fighter was taken to the hospital by a helicopter, but didn’t survive and died on board.

On July 27, 2014, a funeral procession was held in the village of Mizoch, Zdolbuniv Raion, Rivne Oblast.

Taras was only 20 years old, he had a brother and a sister.… Читати далі