Yurii Tkachuk was born on November 15, 1968, in the town of Kostopil. In 1986, Yurii graduated from the School №1 named after Taras Shevchenko, then he served in the army and was trained in Kiev Higher Tank Engineering School. From 1992, a new phase in the life of Yurii Tkachuk began – service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Dedication to the military case, the desire to give his experience, his knowledge for Ukraine were attached to studying in Kiev Military Academy and obtaining the appropriate diploma. Yurii served at different positions, the latest one – the deputy head of the Center of Maintenance of Contracts Realization about Arms Reduction, which is stationed in the city of Lviv. During 2015-2016, Yurii performed his service tasks in the zone of ATO.
The Lieutenant Colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yurii Tkachuk died on July 31, 2016.
Yuri Tkachuk was awarded: the Medal “for conscientious service” I degree, Medal “for achievements in the military service of the II degree, merit of the Minister of Defense of Ukraine “Badge of honor”, merit of the Minister of Defense of Ukraine “Veteran of military service”, the gorget of the Minister of Defense of Ukraine “For military heroism” (for courage and heroism displayed during execution of official tasks during the ATO).
The hero left wife Svetlana and a daughter Yuliia.
The publications about Tkachuk Y. I.
The memory about Yurii Tkachuk will always live in the hearts of inhabitants of Kostopil
On the 24th of February, 2017, in Kostopil at T.H. Shevchenko school-gymnasium took place a line-requiem because of the opening of the memorial plaque in honor of the graduate of 1986, the Colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Tkachuk Yurii Ivanovych, who gave his life for Ukraine during anti-terrorist operation in the East of our country.
The event was attended by the family of the deceased, classmates and friends: Colonel Oleksii Vershyhora, Lieutenant-colonel Serhii Tenytskyi and Major Andrii Berkuta, also the chairman of the Kostopil District Authorities Oleksandr Sereda, the chairman of the Kostopil District Council Serhii Tkachuk and his deputy Yurii Kuzniuk, the manager of the executive committee of the town council Nina Tkachuk, the Head of the Department of Education Nataliia Belianovska, the Head of the Kostopil DMK Oksana Regeza, the methodologist of DMK Aksena Holovach, acting military commissar of the Kostopil district military committee Ivan Barikov.
The right to open the memorial plaque was given to mother Nina Yevheniivna Tkachuk and the wife Svitlana Volodymyrivna. The archimandrite of the Kostopil district of the UOC Hilarion consecrated the memorial plaque and held a requiem mass.
The memory about Yurii Ivanovich Tkachuk was honored with a minute of silence and laying flowers to the memorial plaque, which was made on the initiative of his classmates and friends.