Ivan Borsuk (09.07.1986–8.07.2018)

Heroes don’t Die
“Mom, I’m sorry for a black scarf”

The war like a dreadful black bird came again to Dubrovytskyi raion. It happened again like last year (when Fedir Pliashko was buried), it knocked on the window in the middle of the summer, when nature sang the Ode to Life.

On July 8 Ivan Borsuk, our compatriot, soldier of the 14th Separate Mechanized Brigade died at the Kharkiv military hospital after sustaining injures in the outskirts of Popasna. Mournful tidings were spread of the raion and black ribbons, like snakes, intertwined with the blue of state flags. Another mother wore a black scarf and cuddled last son’s house, she was crying, weeping, praying.

Who was Ivan Borsuk? He was a son of hardworkers, a representative of a respected laborious family. He was an ordinary village guy destined to become a Hero. But no, he was not ordinary. Whether any average man who lived around us would join the war for a second time?… Читати далі

Yurii Bilous (02.25.1962 – 01.27.2017)

Yurii M. Bilous was born on February 25, 1962, in the town of Dubrovytsia. He finished Dubrovytsia Vocational School number 6 in 1980. On July 12, 2016, the Recruiting Station of the town of Dubrovytsia called him up for the contract-based military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The serviceman perished on January 26 in the Anti-Terrorist Operation area at the military base camp of the village of Raihorodka, Novoaidarivsk raion, Luhansk oblast. According to the official information, Yurii Bilous died of a fatal injury caused by a bullet of an enemy sniper. He died a month before his 55 anniversary.

The deceased left an elderly mother, a wife, two sons and a little granddaughter.

The warrior was buried at the municipal cemetery of the town of Dubrovytsia.… Читати далі

Ivan Okhmak (06.08.1991 – 02.02.2015)

Ivan Okhmak was born on June 8, 1991, in the village of Luhove, Dubrovytsia Raion. He studied at Luhove Primary School and Myliach Comprehensive School. After finishing it in 2008, Ivan entered Sarny Vocational School № 22. He finished it in 2011 obtaining the qualification of technician-mechanic. In October 2011, Ivan was drafted into the Armed Forces of Ukraine according to the order of the Commander-in-Chief of Ukraine Ivan Okhmak. Ivan served in the battalion of communications and radio-technical support in the Military Base A4465, and in 2012, he returned from the compulsory military service.

On September 1, 2014, Ivan was mobilized again. He served as a driver of field communications in the Military Base Field Post Office V4673. On February 2, 2015, Ivan died performing a combat mission of eliminating the damaged connections in a base camp near Debaltsevo.

According to the Presidential Executive Order №108/2015 “About the Decoration of National Awards”, Ivan Okhmak 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, loyalty to the military oath”.… Читати далі

Yurii Sokol (12.09.1988 – 06.15.2015)

Yuri Sokol  was born on December 9, 1988, in the village of Liudyn of Dubrovytsia Raion in the family of workers. In 1995, he entered the first form of the Liudyn Secondary School and graduated from it in 2006. Up to now Yurii is remembered at school as a quiet, modest, and steady pupil. Since the early childhood, he showed deep concern and respect for people. In 2007, he joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Yurii served in the city of Vinnytsia. After returning from the army some time he went to work in Kiev and Kharkiv.

In 2013, Yurii worked at the plant “Torf Land Ukraine» in the village of Liudyn. On September 28, 2014, he was conscripted to the National Guard, held preparation in the city of Lviv.  A month later Yurii was transferred to the city of Kharkiv in order to continue learning. In October, he was at the checkpoint in Zaporizhia Oblast. Subsequently, on November 16, 2014, Yurii was sent into the area of Anti-Terrorist Operation in Luhansk Oblast, the village of Krymske, where he stayed until January 5, 2015.… Читати далі

Vitalii Mazur (08.25.1979 – 01.26.2015)

Vitalii Mazur was born on September 25, 1979, in the village of Zasluchchia, Dubrovytsia Raion, Rivne Oblast.

After finishing 10 forms at Kolky Comprehensive School in 1996,   he studied at Dubrovytsia Vocational School from 1996 to 1997 to be a builder.

In 1997, Vitalii was drafted into the Armed Forces of Ukraine and served in the Airborne Forces in Simferopol. Shortly afterward, he did compulsory military service in the special forces in Kirovohrad. His further service Vitalii connected with the assault forces where he was a master sergeant of the reconnaissance company and a chief of the food warehouse. Vitalii had been serving as a master sergeant of the 3rd Air-mobile Rota in the Military Base A1910, Korbutivka Raion, for a long time. Before the outbreak of hostilities, he was appointed a Chief Petty Officer of the 13th Battalion.

On March 8, 2014, Vitalii performed combat missions to defend the Motherland, first in the Crimea, then on the east.  On January 22, he got a severe battle injury to the head near such settlements as Spartak (Yasynuvata Raion) – Sieverne near Donetsk Airport.… Читати далі

Oleksandr Yarmolich (03.09.1991 – 01.31.2015)

Oleksandr molich was born on March 9, 1991, in the village of Veliun, Dubrovytsia Raion. In 2008, Oleksandr graduated from Veliun Secondary School and entered Rivne Higher Vocational School under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. In April 2012, he was called up for a regular military service (the 80th Air Mobile Unit of Lviv). On October 9, 2012, Oleksandr became a senior gun-layer and the commander of a subdivision. After the regular service in the paratroops of the 80th Air Mobile Unit of the city of Lviv, he continued his service by contract.

In August 2013, Oleksandr was awarded the title of a Senior Sergeant. At that time, the 80th Air Mobile Unit went to the East to defend the integrity of Ukraine.

Oleksandr Yarmolich received severe injuries during the bombardment by illegal armed groups with BM-21 “Hrad” of Luhansk Power Station in the town of Shchastia.

Oleksandr died on January 31, 2015, in the hospital of the town of Shchastia, Luhansk Oblast.… Читати далі

Oleh Vashchyshyn (06.06.1991-08.29.2014)

Oleh Vashchyshyn was born on June 6, 1991, in the village of Selets, Dubrovytsia District. Oleh started school in 1997 and proved himself to be a disciplined and hardworking student.  Moreover, he took an active part in the sport life of the school. He took football and basketball classes and participated in many district and regional competitions.
After graduation, in 2008, Oleh was called up for military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. There he served in a reconnaissance squadron at the military base of the city of Rivne. After military service, he worked on a construction site in Kyiv.
However, during the ATO in the eastern part of Ukraine, he was one of the first volunteers who came to protect that area in the spring of 2014. He served as an IFV gunner in the 51st mechanized infantry brigade of the 3rd battalion. During quite a short period of time, Oleh visited the hottest spots of Donetsk and Luhansk Regions.… Читати далі