Maksym Turyk was born on November 4, 1981. Maksym was called up for military service during the partial mobilization by the Volodymyretsk Joint Raion Military Commissariat on March 14, 2015. Being the serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, he participated in the Anti-Terrorist Operation and defended the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
Maksym served in ATO Zone on the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts. In March 2016, after a mandatory year of service due to mobilization, he signed a short-term six-month contract.
On July 2, 2016, Maksym Turyk was hospitalized in Kharkiv Military Hospital, where he died on July 7.
The serviceman was buried at Starorafalivskyi Cemetery.
He left his mother and a sister.
Publications about M. V. Turyk
The city said goodbye to the Hero
“On July 10, the city said goodbye to another participant of the ATO – Turyk Maksym Vasylovych. A 34-year-old soldier was called up for military service during a partial mobilization of the Volodymyrets regional district military commissariat on March 14, 2015. He passed service at the ATO zone on the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. In March 2016, after a year of mobilization services, he signed a short-term six-month contract. July 2 Maxim Turyk was hospitalized at the Kharkiv Military Hospital, where he died on July 7.
At the entrance to the city and in the city, the soldier was met on the knees by relatives and close friends, city leadership, indifferent citizens, deputies of the city council, troops of military unit 3045, representatives of the Kuznetsov Municipal Military Commissariat, “Veterans Union of ATO participants and Defenders of the Fatherland”, public organizations “Plast” and “Olbury”, motorists. To the sounds of the song “Pliny Kacha” and the cries of “Heroes do not die,” they carried Maxim to his home, where the rector of the Holy Protection Church of the UOC-KP father Vitaly Bodnar performed the funeral lithium. Then the mourning procession went with a pedestrian walk to the palace of culture, where residents of the city farewell to the Hero. Maxim was being sung at Holy Protection church.
A soldier, who laid his life for freedom, independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state, was buried with all military honors at the Staroparalovsky cemetery. Light memory to him! “- it is written on the website of the city council.
Heroes do not die – they return to heaven
For the second time, the terrible news of the death of a fellow countryman who defended the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine in the area of the anti-terrorist operation came to the city. For the second time, people at the entrance to the city were met with a living chain of the deceased serviceman Maxim Turyk and listening to a sad melody, they were moving by a column behind the car with the inscription “cargo 200”.
He passed service at the ATO zone on the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. In March 2016, after a year of mobilization services, he signed a short-term six-month contract.
On July 2 Maxim Turyk was hospitalized at the Kharkiv Military Hospital, where he died on July 7. He left his mother and two sisters.
Again, with tears in front of them, living flowers and lamps inhabitants of the city were standing along the streets Rivneska, Soborna, Lesya Ukrainka, Independence Square, and Parkov Street 33/2 in the city of Budivelnyky, where Maxim lived. Outbound overshoot for many people, regardless whether they knew the soldier or not. And even the sky on Saturday, July 9, was shed with tears of his relatives, waited for the return of a 34-years-old man who did not have much time in his life. But Maxim Turyk made for us and for the whole of Ukraine much more – he gave his life so that millions of other Ukrainians could live peacefully and calmly. So, many residents of the city on July 10, on Sunday, came to a house in the city of Builders, to the Palace of Culture, to St. Michael’s Church, to say goodbye to his fellow countryman and give him honour. Men and women, even children, became kneeling when they carried the body of the hero after farewell to the Palace of Culture and after the funeral in the church. And the road through which the massive mourning procession from St.Michael’s temple to the Transfiguration Cathedral passed was covered with vivid flowers. Maxim Turyk was buried at the cemetery in the village Stara Rafalivka next to the grave of our one more hero Sergey Tarasyuk.
All events related to the burial of Maxim Turyk were held at the expense of non-indifferent residents of the city and patrons, including employees of the structural subdivisions of the executive committee of the city council, individual organizations and enterprises of the city, local deputies, and entrepreneurs. In addition, the family of a deceased serviceman is provided with state assistance and payment from the local budget.
Having seen and experienced the events like this it becomes scary of thoughts that the unpublished war in the East of Ukraine is already the third year and we begin to get used to it; that this is, most likely, not the last loss, but we mainly think: maybe we will be not touched and somehow it will; that many are not affected with the death of any sons and daughters, and the conscience allows to celebrate when a trouble is near. But in fact, the war lasts not only in the Donbass and Luhansk regions, where our troops restrain the aggressor from all its strength. Quiet and imperceptible, at first glance, the war for the best changes in the state passes across Ukraine. The fight against corruption at all levels of government and in all spheres of life, the fight against irresponsibility, dishonesty, indifference, and immorality, unfortunately, still does not bring great and tangible victories. And the fighter at this front is each of us, and our activity, harmony, and principledness are the beginning of success. After all, changes for the better should begin with us, from our attitude to life and some things in it.