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”.