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. He died during the battle. On July 15, 2014 he was buried in the cemetery of the village of Berezovyi Hrud, Luhynskyi raion, Zhytomyrska oblast. He wasn’t married, he had parents, sister and two brothers.
By the decree of the President of Ukraine № 873/2014 dated November 14, 2014 “for personal courage and heroism shown in the protection of state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, loyalty to the military oath” Yu. Oliferchuk was awarded “the order of courage” III degree (posthumously).
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On the facade of Radohoshchanskyi educational complex on September 30 was erected a memorial plaque to Yurii Oliferchuk. 21-year-old soldier of the 30th separate mechanized brigade died on July 11, 2014 in the battle in Oleksandrivsk (near Luhansk) when a column of ATO forces was ambushed.