Officer of the 1st Tank Brigade
Sergeant Major Skrytskyi commands the tank assault platoon. He demonstrated exceptional courage and selflessness during numerous military missions. On January 22, 2015 he fought against Russia-backed militants in the vicinity of Donetsk airport. He succeeded in breaking the encirclement of pro-Russian fighters, securing a safe route for retreat of the Ukrainian troops. When the tank’s gun broke down, the crew managed to organize a swift repair without leaving the tank and continued their struggle. Sergeant Major Skrytskyi was wounded in action.
Sergeant Major Skrytskyi was awarded the Order for Courage (third-class) by the Decree No.32/2015 dated January 27, 2015 by the President of Ukraine “On decorating with Ukraine’s state awards.”