Roman Svirzhevskyi (09.18.1994 – 05.01.2016)

Roman was born on September 18, 1994 in the village of Kornyn, Rivne district. In 2012 he finished Kornyn secondary school.

On November 6, 2012, he was called up for military service in the ranks of the Ukrainian Army. Upon termination of service, he enlisted in military service under a contract.

Roman served under the contract, refused to be demobilized. Junior Sergeant Svirzhevskyi Roman Petrovych – commander of the division of command and staff cars chief of the radio station platoon command and the center of communication staff. Military unit A-1671 (55 Rivne separate brigade of operational command “West”). Beginning from 19 years he is in the field, from the very beginning of the war.

In July 2014, he was injured during a combat task.

Killed on May 1, 2016 in the village of Lower Duvanka, Svativskyi district, Luhansk region.

Buried in Kornyn village, Rivne district.

By the Decree of the President of Ukraine No.522 / 2016 of November 25, 2016, “for personal courage and high professionalism, revealed in the protection of the state sovereignty and the territorial integrity of Ukraine and loyalty to military oath,” he was awarded a medal for “For military service to Ukraine” (posthumously).… Читати далі

Taras Pronchuk (08.06.1997 – 02.16.2017)

Taraschuk (a code name “Liudoiid”) was born on August 6, 1997, in the village of Khotyn, Rivne Raion, Rivne Oblast. From the 5th to 9th forms, he studied at Gorodok Comprehensive School. Then he entered Rivne Technical School of the National University of Water and Environmental Management, which he finished in 2015 obtaining the qualification of an electric and gas welder.

Taras was drafted into the Armed Forces of Ukraine in November 2015. The senior seaman served as a machine gunner in the Battalion of the Naval Infantry.

On February 16, 2017, Taras Pronchuk died from an enemy’s bullet in the Zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts performing combat missions on the protection of independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine. He left a mother and three brothers.

Taras was buried in the village of Khotyn, Rivne Raion.

According to the Presidential Executive Order №104/2017 on April 10, 2017, a junior sergeant Taras Pronchuk was posthumously decorated with the Third Class Order For Bravery “for personal courage demonstrated in the protection of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and the self-sacrificing performance of the military service”.… Читати далі

Andrii Melnyk (12.03.1979 – 01.29.2015)

Andrii Melnyk was born on December 3, 1979, in the village of Oleksandriia in a family of workers. He had an older brother and a sister. Andrii was growing up as a sociable and non-confrontational boy. From 1986 to 1997, he was studying in Oleksandriia Comprehensive School.  Before joining the army, he worked as a tractor driver at a local collective farm. After serving in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Andrii worked in different spheres of production. He got married and had a daughter. On September 28, 2014, Andrii was mobilized into the Armed Forces.

In the Zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Andrii held the rank of a senior sergeant. Moreover, he was a driver mechanic of the 13th Mechanized Infantry Battalion in the 1st Tank Brigade (previously the 13th Battalion of Territory Protection (BTP) Chernihiv – 1). His old tank, which had no interior communication, Andrii named “Maliusinkyi” (“Tiny”). The comrades called Andrii “The American” because of his military uniform from the USA.… Читати далі

Oleksandr Boiko (15.01.1977–12.02.2015)

Oleksandr Boiko was born on January 15, 1977 in the village of Klevan, Rivne Region in the family of workers. He graduated from Klevan secondary school No. 2. He was interested in technology and photography since childhood.

He worked at the following enterprises: Klevan Woodworking Factory, Zorya Greenhouses, State Forestry and Limited Liability Company KOLOR S.I.M. He worked as a specialist in measuring instruments and automation.

He was mobilized to the Armed Forces of Ukraine in August 2014. He served in the 93rd Brigade. He was a sergeant and the senior gunner of the 4th mortar crew of mortar batteries.

On February 12, 2015, during a mortar shelling by illegal armed forces near the village of Vodyane, Yasinuvatskyi District in Donetsk Region, he received a fragmented wound and died.

The hero’s wife, son and daughter now have to live without him.

On February 18, he was buried in the local cemetery of his native village.

By Decree of the President of Ukraine No.… Читати далі

Nechyporuk Andrii D. (02.18.1981-05.22.2014)

Andrii Nechyporuk was born on February 18, 1981, in the village of Ridkiv, Radyvyliv Raion, Rivne Oblast. From 1987 to 1996, he studied at Ridkiv Comprehensive School. He received secondary education in Radyvyliv Comprehensive School.

Raion Military Registration and Enlistment Office sent Andrii to study at Kozyn Motor Transport School. Shortly afterward, he finished Training Center of Rivne Oblast Council and obtained the qualification of gas facilities fitter. From June 9, 1999, Andrii served at Cherkasy Military Base and in November of the same year, he was sent to Kotovsk Military Base in Odesa Oblast – to the detached unit of special operations #2196 B3.

After demobilization in November 2000, Andrii worked as a security guard at the Publicly Traded Company “Azot”. From 2001, he lived in the city of Rivne.

In 2010, Andrii moved from Rivne to the village of Bronnyky, Rivne Raion, where he began building a house and managing his household.

On April 11, 2014, he volunteered for military service in the Zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).… Читати далі