Пиясюк Роман Володимирович (19.08.1975 -10.03.2015)

Roman Pyiasiuk was born in 1975 in the town of Kostopil. He studied at Kostopil Comprehensive School №3. Roman also finished Kamin-Kashyrskyi (Volyn) Vocational School where he obtained the qualification of a carpenter.          On December 3, 1993, Roman was called up for a compulsory military service. On June 16, 1995, he was transferred to the reserve, and on October 19, 1995, Roman went to serve in Kostopil Military Unit on the contract basis. On February 15, 1998, he left military service and started working as a long-distance trucker. Roman worked for regional private entrepreneurs carrying cargoes within Ukraine.

On September 5, 2014, he went to defend Ukraine as a volunteer. Roman was a soldier of the 1st Guards Tank Brigade in Honcharivske. On March 10, 2015, the military officer was blown up by a land mine performing a combat mission in the village of Zlatoustivka, Volnovakha Raion, Donetsk Oblast.

A true patriot was buried on March 15, 2015, in the village of Pisky, Kostopil Raion, where his parents live.

He left a wife and two children.

According to the Presidential Executive Order №103/2016 on March 21, 2016, Pavlo was posthumously decorated with the Third Class Order For Bravery “for personal courage and high professionalism demonstrated in the protection of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and loyalty to the military oath”.

Kostopil farewells with the hero

The war in eastern Ukraine took life of one more Ukrainian, our countryman. On March 10, during passing of the tactical objective 40-years-old  Roman Pyiasiuk, Kostopil resident, was blown up  on a tripwire mine in village Zolotoustivka of Volnovaskyi  raion. On Saturday, March, 14, his body was delivered to Kostopil. Numerous people took part in the farewell ceremony held on Hrushevskyi Square, near Taras Shevchenko monument. Those who came to mourn the loss of Roman Pyiasiuk were not only people who knew him personally but also those hundreds people who were not indifferent to the fate of Ukraine.

Delivering a speech at the ceremony, the commander of our-countryman platoon, told, that non-commission officer Pyiasiuk had been a first-class driver, who constantly executed dangerous voyages on front line. He was a brave fighter and reliable comrade.

Roman will remain deeply rooted in memory as a white-headed smiling boy in memory of his class teacher, Nina Morozova. Valentyna Potapchuk, his teacher of mathematics and physics in Secondary school number 3,  remembered him as friendly  and merry boy. And his ex-neighbour, Raisa Lishchenko told that Roman had been very reliable since childhood. When she needed to leave, Raisa quite often asked the 7-form boy to look after her little daughter.

After the farewell ceremony, a coffin with the body of Roman Pyiasiuk was delivered to village Pisky, where his parents live. This brave Hero was buried on March, 15 at the rural cemetry.

Nykonchuk O.

Roman Pyiasiuk (08.19.197 – 03.10.2015)