Serhii Karabin (“The Seventeenth”) (12.16.1983 – 01.30.2015)

Serhii was born on December 16, 1983, in the town of  Hoshcha, Rivne Oblast. In 1984, he started Hoshcha day nursery.

However, in 1985, the Serhii’s parents moved to the town of Novoiavorivsk, Lviv Oblast. Thus, the little boy started attending a local kindergarten.

In 1990, Serhii started Novoiavorivsk Secondary School №1. In 1996, the family returned to Hoshcha, where he continued his studies at the Secondary School №1.

After finishing school in 2000, he entered Lviv Inter-regional Higher Vocational School of Railway Transport in order to obtain the qualification of a conductor of long-distance trains.

Shortly after that, in 2001, Serhii was conscripted into the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the town of Mukachevo. Having finished military service, a young specialist returned to work at Lviv Railway Station.

However, feeling patriotism and great love to Ukraine in his heart, Serhii Karabin voluntarily went to fight in the Zone of Counter-terrorist Operation in March 2014. He became a flamethrower operator in the 81st Air Cavalry Brigade.… Читати далі

Serhii Levchuk (03.05.1976 – 11.10.2014)

Serhii Levchuk was born on March 5, 1976, in the village of Babyn, Hoshcha Raion, Rivne Oblast. After finishing 9 forms of Babyn Secondary School in 1992,  he entered Korets Special Trade School No. 24, where he studied from September 1992 to May 1994. Having finished it, Serhii went into the military service in the city of Uzhhorod.

After the service, he worked at Babyn-Tomakhiv Sugar Factory. On September 26, 2014, Serhii was mobilized in the town of Yavoriv where he served as a mechanic-driver of the 2nd Mechanized Division of the 2nd Mechanized Platoon, 12th Mechanized Company, 4th Mechanized Battalion, 24th Air-mobile Brigade.

He died on November 10, 2014, in the defense of the checkpoint in the village of Krymske, Lysychansk Raion, Luhansk Oblast.

Serhii Levchuk was posthumously awarded the Third Class Order For Bravery for courage and heroism demonstrated in the defense of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.… Читати далі

Dmytro Overchuk (06.07.1992 – 07.28.2014)

Dmytro Overchuk was born in 1992 in the village of Shkariv, Hoshcha Raion. Having finished Horbakiv Comprehensive School, he entered Kvasyliv Technical Vocational Lyceum to obtain the qualification of a fitter repairing vehicles. On October 18, 2011, Dmytro was called up for compulsory military service into the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine where he continued serving on the contract basis. After that, he underwent a training program Mechanic-Driver of the Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) in the subdivision of a Military Base A-1048. His permanent place of service was the 3d Unit of the First Platoon in the 30th Brigade in Novohrad-Volynskyi, Zhytomyr Oblast.

On March 8, 2014, the 30th Brigade was located in the south of Ukraine near the village of Chaplynka that borders with the mainland of Ukraine and the Crimean Peninsula. Then, there was a new place of dislocation – the Arabat Spit, and then – Skadovsk and Berdiansk.

Dmytro was killed in the summer of 2014.… Читати далі

Mykola Karnaukhov (07.20.1965 – 02.06.2015)

Mykola Karnaukhov was born on July 20, 1965, in the city of Kokchetav, Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1982, he entered the Mechanical Department of the Ukrainian Institute of Water Management Engineers (specialization of Mechanization of Irrigation and Drainage Works). Having graduated from it in 1989, Mykola obtained the qualification of a mechanical engineer. After serving in the Air Force from 1983 to 1985, he started his career.

At first, he worked as an engineer of the research sector in the Ukrainian Institute of Water Management Engineers in 1989. Shortly after that, he became a junior research associate in the Faculty of Construction and Ameliorative Equipment there. From 1992 to 1994, Mykola did a postgraduate course. After finishing it, the fate connected his life with the Faculty of Vehicles, Vehicle Fleet, and Metal Technology. He made his way from assistant to associate professor in this faculty. Mykola Karnaukhov is an author of more than 50 scientific and academic papers, particularly 4 copyright certificates and invention patents.… Читати далі

Taras Harbarchuk (09.14.1995-01.29.2015)

Taras Harbarchuk was born on September 14, 1995, in the town of Hoshcha, Rivne Oblast.

He was conscripted into the Armed Forces of Ukraine and sent to the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation.

A soldier Taras Harbarchuk went missing while performing military duties on January 29, 2015, near the town of Vuhlehirsk, Donetsk Oblast. The reason for it was a shell hit into the tank and the detonation of the ammunition set. In July, an expedition of the Ukrainian Civil Association The Union. Public Memory conducted a search of the site of the destroyed tank.  As a result of the expedition, the body of the deceased was identified.

According to the court’s decision from December 10, 2015, Taras Harbarchuk was pronounced dead.

According to the Presidential Executive Order № 282/2015 on May 23, 2015, he was posthumously awarded the Third Class Order For Bravery “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

Volodymyr Sheliah (04.03.1979 – 06.03.2015)

Volodymyr Sheliah was born on April 3, 1979, in a large family in the village of Khynochi, Volodymyrets Raion, Rivne Oblast, where he lived. Volodymyr worked as a teacher of physical education in Khynochi Secondary School. Earlier, Volodymyr worked as Principal Deputy of the Krasnosilsk and Stepanhorod Secondary Schools. From 2010 Volodymyr was a head of the hobby group of sports and touristic profile at the Rafaliv Center of Children and Youth Creativity.  According to the words of fellow countrymen, Volodymyr was morally sustainable, fair, very cheerful and friendly man. Furthermore, he was a consummate organizer, an active participant of amateur art activities.

On February 5, 2015, during a partial mobilization, Volodymyr was called up by Volodymyrets Raion Military Registration and Enlistment Office for military service in the Zone of ATO. As part of his subsection, he covered one of the most important Ukrainian army outposts on the line of dividing – village of Mariinka, Donetsk Oblast.

On June 3, 2015, a soldier-scout got injuries incompatible with life.… Читати далі

Oleksandr Vasylets (05.08.1978-07.28.2014)

Oleksandr Vasylets was born on May 8, 1978 in the village of Bohushi, Berezne District, Rivne Region. He lived in the city of Bila Tserkva.

Oleksandr served as a junior sergeant, a vehicle commander, and a squad leader of the 72nd independent mechanized infantry brigade. OleksandrVasylets died in the night shelling on July 28, 2014 at the checkpoint “Chervonopartyzansk”Luhansk Region. Oleksandr left two small children.

During several days, the body of the deceased soldier could not be moved from the battlefield.

By Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 873/2014 on November 14, 2014, he was posthumously awarded the III class Order for Bravery “For personal courage and heroism demonstrated in the defense of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, loyalty to the military oath”.

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All inhabitants of the village came to put the soldier to his final resting place

A 36-year-old soldier and a father of two children was buried in Bohushi Village. He died during the military operations in the east of Ukraine.… Читати далі

Mykola Saiuk (soldier name “Frenchman”) (12.22.1987 – 11.2016)

Mykola Saiuk was born on December 22, 1987, in the town of Dubno, Rivne Oblast. After the death of his father, when Mykola was four, the family moved up to the village of Adamivka, Bereznyi Raion. Mykola finished 9 classes of Sosniv Secondary School and the same year he entered the Higher Vocational School No. 7, where he obtained two majors: a bricklayer and a cook.

His mother brought up an honest, fair and kind person. The guy was liked and respected by fellow-villagers.  When Mykola grew older, he worked on the construction. From 2012 Mykola was a director of Limited Liability Company «TVK Mercurii» in the city of Kyiv (wholesale trade).

Mykola was fond of hunting and fishing.

When Ukraine rebelled, Mykola couldn’t calmly stay at home. From January 2015 he was an active participant of Maidan Protests, he participated in the battles, including on Hrushevska and Instytutska Streets on “Bloody Thursday”. He was injured for several times on Maidan, both legs were shot with rubber bullets by Berkut troops and he got a knife wound from a criminal hired by the police).… Читати далі

Ivan Melnyk (04.03.1974 – 03.14.2016)

Ivan Melnyk was born on April 3, 1974, in the village of Viinytsia, Mlyniv Raion. His mother Halyna (born in 1948) is a retiree. All her working life she spent as an accountant in the local collective farm. Ivan’s father Ivan Melnik (born in 1948) worked as a teacher in Sosnove Gymnasium. In 1976, the family moved to the village of Sovpa, Berezne Raion. In 1980, Ivan started the gymnasium in Sosnove and finished it in 1991. He grew up in the family with many children. Ivan had three brothers and two sisters.

In 1992, he was drafted into the Armed Forces of Ukraine where he served till 1994. During service, he was awarded a Certificate for loyalty to military duties and achievements in the battle training. Ivan served in Kamianets-Podilskiy Military Base 02983.

From 1994 to 2008, he worked as a driver in the Regional Department of Housing Service.

On March 10, 2015, according to the Decree of Berezne Military Registration and Enlistment Office, Ivan was called up for military service in order to take part in the combat actions in the Zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation.… Читати далі

Ruslan Mukomelets (03.23.1974 – 01.16.2016)

Ruslan Mukomelets was born on March 23, 1974, in a large family of collective farmers in the village of Velyki Selyshcha, Berezne Raion. He finished a local comprehensive school and the Vocational School №8. Ruslan did compulsory military service in the army. After that, he worked in Sosnivka State Forestry.

In the summer of 2015, Ruslan was called up for military service in the Zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).  On January 16, 2016, he tragically lost his life. The soldier was shot by a sniper’s bullet.

The funeral of Ruslan took place on January 20, 2016, in the village of Velyki Selyshcha.

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