Палічук Руслан Степанович (05.07.1977–26.12.2014)

Ruslan Palichuk was born on July 5, 1977, in the village of Hlynsk, Zdolbuniv Raion, Rivne Oblast.

After finishing 9 forms of a comprehensive school, he entered Rivne Vocational School №11 where he obtained the qualification of a miller-setter of machine tools with programmable control.

Ruslan served in the special detachment of escorting military cargo in Rivne. Having finished his military service, Ruslan got the second qualification of gas welder in Kvasyliv Vocational School.

He worked as a gas welder in Zdolbuniv Automotive Equipment Maintenance Plant.

In August 2014, he was called up for service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. After training in the base of Yavoriv Firing Range, Ruslan was sent into the Zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation. He did his service as a part of the 128th Mountain Infantry Division which protected Ukraine on the segment of the route between Artemivsk and Bakhmutka.

Ruslan died on December 25, 2014, in the town of Lysychansk, Luhansk Oblast.

He held a rank of a  junior sergeant.

Ruslan was buried in the village of Hlynsk, Zdolbuniv Raion, Rivne Oblast.

Memory of fallen soldiers…

At the time of the death Ruslan Palichuk was 37 years old. For four months Ruslan had been in the anti-terrorist operation zone near Debaltsevo. He went to war for his nephews. He didn’t allow his brother Sergii to go to war because he was a father of two children. Being a soldier, Ruslan never complained about the difficulties of everyday life, he was just joking: “We will be alive, we will not die.” Despite the fact that on the eve of the war he survived a serious illness, Ruslan defended his native country. He remained a positive, sensitive and shy man in the memory of the villagers.

Unfortuna tely, Ruslan never got married. Although he loved children. He often told his nephew about the wonders of nature. Children’s letters supported Ruslan during his stay in the war. Among the poor

soldiers’ baggage that he had when he came back home, was a military identity card, a notebook, and rolled up shabby envelope with the children’s letters.

Ruslan had two specialized secondary education. The fighter without a problem woke up at four in the morning and worked on the land. He was in a close relationship with his brother. It was Sergii who gave him a homemade painting with the inscription: “Wait for me, I will come back, dodging every fate…” It’s still in his room.…

We have no right to forget. We have no right to pretend that nothing is happening. Honoring the memory of the dead, do not forget about the living. They need your help and care. Glory To Ukraine!

Yuliana Tet, Ihor Prokopchuk

Ruslan Palichuk (07.05.1977 – 12.26.2014)