Volodymyr Tomilin (08.22.1990 – 07.20.2015)

Volodymyr Tomilin was born on September 22, 1990, in the village of Berezne, Rivne Oblast.  He went in the first class to Berezne Secondary School №2. In 2001, after the parents’ divorce, Volodymyr moved with his mother to the village of Malynivka, Goshcha Raion of Rivne Oblast.  In that village, Volodymyr went to school. After finishing the 9th grade of Malynivka School, he studied at Rivne Vocational School No 1.

In 2008, he joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine. After the end of service for a fixed period, Volodymyr returned to his native village where he got married.

On March 9, 2015, he went as a volunteer to ATO. On April 24, 2015, Volodymyr participated in Anti-Terrorist Operations in Donetsk Oblast. Volodymyr had the title of a senior soldier, was at the position of gunner of the 28th Mechanized Brigade.

On December 20, 2015, he died as a result of bombardment near the city of Krasnohorivka (Mariinka Raion, Donetsk Oblast). He left his mother, a wife, and a daughter.… Читати далі

Andrii Tyvonchuk (03.15.1978 – 06.01.2016)

Tyvonchuk Andrii was born on March 5, 1978, in the village of Tuchyn, Hoshcha Raion, Rivne Oblast.  From 1984 to 1995 he studied at Tuchyn Secondary School.

In 1996, Andrii took driving classes. During 1996 – 1998 he was at military service in Berdychiv and later in Lviv in border troops.  Andrii decided to connect his life with the army. In 1999-2001s he studied at Uzhhorod Warrant Officer School, where he served until 2003. Later Andrii served in Tuchyn Military Unit. After demobilization, he worked for the sausage plant as a builder, then as a driver.

In July 2015, Andrii was mobilized to the Army and served at Tuchyn Training Range. In May 2016, Andrii was sent to the East of Ukraine. He served in Mykolaiv Oblast as a Chief of the Column of Material Maintenance.

Andrii died on June 1, 2016, on the territory of the Military Unit in the village of  Velyka Novosilka (Donetsk Oblast) from a cardiac arrest.… Читати далі

Oleh Tarasiuk (Taras) (09.21.1968 – 08.10.2014)

Tarasiuk Oleh was born on September 21, 1968, in the village of Kurozvany, Goshcha Raion, Rivne Oblast. He studied at Rivne Vocational School No.1. Oleh worked at the Azot Plant as a bricklayer-rigger, more than ten years he was a successful entrepreneur. Furthermore, he traded tractors from Europe. For his own funds, Oleh improved the lake site in his native village.

As a volunteer, he went to serve in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Moreover, he was a commander of Rivne Recon Team of the Ukrainian Voluntary Corps “Pravyi sector”, had the nickname “Taras”. During this time, Oleh went through the hottest points of confrontation in Donetsk, Amvrosiivka, and Karlivka.

Oleh died from sniper bullet at 5 p.m. on September 10, 2014, rescuing fellows in Ilovaisk Battle.

He left a wife, two children, and two grandchildren. Oleh was buried in Rivne on the Alley of Fame of the City Cemetery “Nove”.

Tarasiuk Oleh was decorated with the Third Class Order of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi “for personal courage and high professionalism demonstrated in the protection of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, loyalty to the military oath”.… Читати далі

Dmytro Kozachonok (10.31.1994 – 5.7.2015)

Dmytro V. Kozachonok was born on October 31, 1994, in the village of Zastenky, Dubrovno Raion, Vitebsk Oblast of the Republic of Belarus. Later the family moved to the village of Kurozvany where he attended a local school which he finished in 2010.

Dmytro was drafted into the army under a contract in August 2013. After 3 months training, he got into the ATO Zone. He was a tank company chief mechanic-driver of the 30th Separate Mechanized Infantry Brigade (Novohrad-Volynskyi).

Dima and his friends spent the spring and half of the summer of the year 2014 at the checkpoints while guarding the borders of the ATO Zone.

Dmytro V. Kozachonok perished on May 7, 2015, as a result of mortar shelling of brigade number 30 emplacements on the lines between the towns of Horlivka and Artemivsk (Donetsk Oblast) by Russian fighters.

The hero was buried in the village of Kurozvany, Hoshcha Raion.

According to the Presidential Executive Order No 553/2015 on September 22, 2015 “for courage, selflessness and high professionalism which was demonstrated during the defense of the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, fidelity to the oath of enlistment”, Dmytro was posthumously awarded a Third Class Order “For Bravery”.… Читати далі

Serhii Karabin (“The Seventeenth”) (12.16.1983 – 01.30.2015)

Serhii was born on December 16, 1983, in the town of  Hoshcha, Rivne Oblast. In 1984, he started Hoshcha day nursery.

However, in 1985, the Serhii’s parents moved to the town of Novoiavorivsk, Lviv Oblast. Thus, the little boy started attending a local kindergarten.

In 1990, Serhii started Novoiavorivsk Secondary School №1. In 1996, the family returned to Hoshcha, where he continued his studies at the Secondary School №1.

After finishing school in 2000, he entered Lviv Inter-regional Higher Vocational School of Railway Transport in order to obtain the qualification of a conductor of long-distance trains.

Shortly after that, in 2001, Serhii was conscripted into the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the town of Mukachevo. Having finished military service, a young specialist returned to work at Lviv Railway Station.

However, feeling patriotism and great love to Ukraine in his heart, Serhii Karabin voluntarily went to fight in the Zone of Counter-terrorist Operation in March 2014. He became a flamethrower operator in the 81st Air Cavalry Brigade.… Читати далі

Serhii Levchuk (03.05.1976 – 11.10.2014)

Serhii Levchuk was born on March 5, 1976, in the village of Babyn, Hoshcha Raion, Rivne Oblast. After finishing 9 forms of Babyn Secondary School in 1992,  he entered Korets Special Trade School No. 24, where he studied from September 1992 to May 1994. Having finished it, Serhii went into the military service in the city of Uzhhorod.

After the service, he worked at Babyn-Tomakhiv Sugar Factory. On September 26, 2014, Serhii was mobilized in the town of Yavoriv where he served as a mechanic-driver of the 2nd Mechanized Division of the 2nd Mechanized Platoon, 12th Mechanized Company, 4th Mechanized Battalion, 24th Air-mobile Brigade.

He died on November 10, 2014, in the defense of the checkpoint in the village of Krymske, Lysychansk Raion, Luhansk Oblast.

Serhii Levchuk was posthumously awarded the Third Class Order For Bravery for courage and heroism demonstrated in the defense of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.… Читати далі

Dmytro Overchuk (06.07.1992 – 07.28.2014)

Dmytro Overchuk was born in 1992 in the village of Shkariv, Hoshcha Raion. Having finished Horbakiv Comprehensive School, he entered Kvasyliv Technical Vocational Lyceum to obtain the qualification of a fitter repairing vehicles. On October 18, 2011, Dmytro was called up for compulsory military service into the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine where he continued serving on the contract basis. After that, he underwent a training program Mechanic-Driver of the Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) in the subdivision of a Military Base A-1048. His permanent place of service was the 3d Unit of the First Platoon in the 30th Brigade in Novohrad-Volynskyi, Zhytomyr Oblast.

On March 8, 2014, the 30th Brigade was located in the south of Ukraine near the village of Chaplynka that borders with the mainland of Ukraine and the Crimean Peninsula. Then, there was a new place of dislocation – the Arabat Spit, and then – Skadovsk and Berdiansk.

Dmytro was killed in the summer of 2014.… Читати далі

Mykola Karnaukhov (07.20.1965 – 02.06.2015)

Mykola Karnaukhov was born on July 20, 1965, in the city of Kokchetav, Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1982, he entered the Mechanical Department of the Ukrainian Institute of Water Management Engineers (specialization of Mechanization of Irrigation and Drainage Works). Having graduated from it in 1989, Mykola obtained the qualification of a mechanical engineer. After serving in the Air Force from 1983 to 1985, he started his career.

At first, he worked as an engineer of the research sector in the Ukrainian Institute of Water Management Engineers in 1989. Shortly after that, he became a junior research associate in the Faculty of Construction and Ameliorative Equipment there. From 1992 to 1994, Mykola did a postgraduate course. After finishing it, the fate connected his life with the Faculty of Vehicles, Vehicle Fleet, and Metal Technology. He made his way from assistant to associate professor in this faculty. Mykola Karnaukhov is an author of more than 50 scientific and academic papers, particularly 4 copyright certificates and invention patents.… Читати далі

Taras Harbarchuk (09.14.1995-01.29.2015)

Taras Harbarchuk was born on September 14, 1995, in the town of Hoshcha, Rivne Oblast.

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”.… Читати далі