Черняк Ігор Васильович
(2.08.1980 – 18.07. 2014)

Ihor Cherniak was born on September 2, 1980, in the town of Zabaikalsk, Chytynsk Region, the Russian Federation. From 1980 to 1990 Ihor studied at the school of the town Bernau, German Democratic Republic. From 1990 to 1992 (5-6 forms) he studied in Radyvyliv Secondary School, Rivne Oblast. Ihor finished Zolochiv Secondary School №2  named after Markiian Shashkevych, Lviv Oblast. Ihor’s father was a professional serviceman, Warrant officer, that is why he had to move the places of living frequently. The last place of his service was the town of Zolochiv.

In 1999 Ihor graduated from the International Academy of Personnel Management with the qualification of an economist-business manager. After serving in the Armed Forces of Ukraine from 1999 to 2000 in the city of Ternopil, Ihor graduated from Lviv Polytechnic National University.

Ihor worked at a commercial bank in the town of Radyvyliv, later on, construction. He was an active participant of events on Independence Square in Kiev during the Revolution of Dignity.

In May 2014, Ihor enlisted as a volunteer in the battalion “Donbas”, where he served as a shooter-hospital attendant, with a soldier name “Chornyi”.

Ihor died on July 18, 2014, at around 4 p.m. in the battle for the town of Popasna, Luhansk Oblast. That evening on the page of social network “Vkontakte” the militants of Luhansk National Republic posted photos of the personal belongings, documents, and clothing of the dead «Donbas people» with cynical text, in which they boasted of killing the Ukrainian soldiers. Ihor was buried on July 26 in the town of Radyvyliv of Rivne Oblast.

According to the Presidential Executive Order № 631/2014 on August 2, 2014, Ihor was posthumously awarded the Third Class Order “For Bravery” “for personal courage and heroism demonstrated in the defense of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine”.

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He was buried with a pray and a bark.

On July 26, residents of the city Radyvyliv mourned another hero who died at the ATO.

The funeral of Igor Chernyak occurred on July 26, who died on July 18 in a battle with terrorists in the city of Popasna, in the Luhansk region. In connection with the red tape of documents and investigation of the circumstances of death, Igor’s body was send home almost a week later.

Igor Chernyak, a resident of the city of Zolochev, born in 1980, studied at Zolochiv secondary school №2 named after Markian Shashkevich. Graduated from Lviv Polytechnic National University. He was an active participant of the Dignity Revolution in Kyiv. Volunteer in the Donbass Battalion. Igor Chernyak and his congener Konstantin Blosva were killed by gang fighters from the “Cossack National Guard” and boasted on their page “Vkontakte”, where they posted photo passports, military tickets and guys’ clothes.

Last Saturday, the city was followed by a massive mourning procession: a community with tears in its eyes farewell to Igor Chernyak, who died during a counterterrorist operation on the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, a fighter of the Donbass battalion.

In order to share with family and friends the pain about the irreparable loss the residents of the city, servicemen of Rivne and Lviv region, cadets of the Zolochiv Training Center of the National Guard of Ukraine, fellow villagers from the Donbass Battalion, the public, city, regional and district leadership gathered together to honor memory of the hero. With wreaths and flowers and unspeakable pity on their faces people converged to the house of Igor’s mother. Іt’s from there that the deceased hero held the church of St. Alexander Nevsky, where the funeral took place.Igor Chernyak, who had to be thirty-four in August, was buried with military honors in the city cemetery. The burned mother after the terrible death of his son was supported by relatives, relatives, neighbors, friends and acquaintances, material assistance was provided from the city council.

According to the people’s custom, Igor was buried as a unmarried young man: after a farewell salute with small arms, all the present divided the bark.
The eternal memory and glory of Hero, who gave his life for peace and tranquility in Ukraine!

Natalka Yanchin

In honor of Igor Chernyak, memorial plaques are installed:

-In September 2014 – indoors Zolochiv secondary school number 2 named. Markiyan Shashkevich
– in April 2015 – on the building of the Radyvyliv Educational Complex “School № 1 – Gymnasium” (Igor studied in 1991 – 1992).