Свідерський Дмитро Олександрович (15.10.1994 – 06.04.201

Sviderskyi Dmytro was born on October 15, 1994, in the city of Rivne.

He lived with his mother. Dmytro graduated from the Economic Department of Rivne National Agrarian College. He was conscripted in August 2014. After undergoing study, from October 2014 Dmytro was sent to the Zone of Anti-Terrorist Operation. He was the youngest soldier in the battalion protecting Donetsk Airport later on called “Cyborgs”.

Performing combat task, Dmytro received a heavy wound near the town of Avdiivka on April 3, 2015. He was taken to the hospital of the town of Krasnoarmiisk with heavy injuries. From there a soldier was taken to the Mechnikov Hospital of the city of Dnipropetrovsk, but doctors could not save his life. On April 6, 2015, Dmytro died. The soldier left the only mother.

Dmytro Sviderskyi was buried on April 10, 2015, in Basiv Kut Cemetery next to the tomb of his father.

According to the Presidential Executive Order №461/2015 on July 31, 2015, Dmytro was posthumously decorated with the Third Class Order For Courage “for personal courage and high professionalism demonstrated in the protection of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and loyalty to the military oath”.

He was posthumously awarded the Medal “For the Defense of Donetsk Airport”. Moreover, he was posthumously conferred a title of “Honorary Citizen of the City of Rivne”.


The twenty-year-old ATO soldier died of his wounds.

Dmytro Sviderskyi from Rivne died in Mechnikov Dnipro hospital.

Свідерський Дмитро Олександрович

On 3th April, while being in the region surrounding the city of Avdiivka, the fighter was blown up on a mine. In a critical situation, with a serious wound, Dmytro was rushed to the military hospital in Krasnoarmiisk, and then to the intensive care unit of Dnipro teaching hospital. But, unfortunately, the doctors couldn’t save the soldier’s life. On 6th April at 5:30am. his young heart stopped beating…

On 7th April 10 000 hryvnas of financial assistance were allocated on families of Dmytro Sviderskyi and Oleksandr Chernishenko – fighters, who died in ATO zone. This was reported by the leader of Rivne – Volodymyr Homko.

Olha Danylyuk.


The Death is looking for the best among us…


The twenty-year-old paratrooper from Rivne Dmytro Sviderskyi was buried in Basiv Kut cemetery yesterday.

The tomb is near his father’s one. The sour, unrelenting words are written on yellow-blue ceremonial wreath’s ribbons: “From Mom”, “From Grandmother”, “From brothers”.  The brethren in airmobile brigade carried Dmytro’s coffin on their shoulders from his father’s humble house, that had been orphaned the second time these days, to his Petropavlivsk church for the requiem mass.  You may ask why the church is called to be “his”.

  • Since he was twelve, Dima served as a clerk, – says Mykola, almost the same age fighter’s friend. – Such people are few in number, he had a light, kind and angelic soul. On 8th March he came, prayed and had a Holy Communion. Consider, he bid farewell…
  • Dmytro was the youngest person in the ‘cyborg’ battalion. He wasn’t afraid of anything, rared to the front line, asked for being sent to the Donetsk terminal – about his battle fellow the Staff Sergeant Fedir Misiura says, who since the very induction date to the last friend’s fatally shot served with Dmytro side by side. – Dmytro died a hero, while carrying out the fighting mission. It happened near Avdiivka.  While cleaning-up the treeline, five of us were blown up on an anti-personnel mine. Three of them had perished right away, Dmytro died in the hospital.
  • God always calls over the best people – after the Holy Communion the deceased soldier’s mentor Chief Priest Dmytro said about Dmytro Sviderskyi , who had died on the battlefield and then was lying in a coffin in the middle of church.

Heroes don’t die. The Orthodox priest knows this for sure. Ukrainians know too. But the inhuman horde, that came to our land with the aim to murder, pillage and conquer, will never understand it.


The commemorative plaque for ATO fighter Dmytro Sviderskyi was erected in Rivne.


The commemorative plaque in honor of a former student of School №6, ATO fighter Dmytro Sviderskyi  was erected on 6 April 2015 in Rivne.

The right to open the plaque was delivered to deceased soldier’s brother and grandmother. Also, all those present kept a moment of silence for Dmytro Sviderskyi  and all the victims, who died in ATO zone.

Dmytro Sviderskyi   was posthumously awarded with the badge for the Donetsk airport defense. His battle fellow transferred that award to Dmytro’s brother.

On 14th October 2015 the Board of Memory was opened in the center of Rivne, near the Holy Resurrection Cathedral and the Virgin Column – the charm of the city.

The photos of sixteen deceased ATO fighters and three heroes of Heavenly Hundred from Rivne are placed on that board.

Dmytro Sviderskyi (10.15.1994 – 04.06.2015)