Commander of the mechanized battalion of the 30th Mechanized Brigade. Born on July 11, 1984 in the town of Lityn, Vinnytsia region.

On July 27, 2014 Lieutenant Colonel Sobko led a tactical group that acted in concert with other units during the assault of the Savur Mohyla hill. This strategic foothold was swiftly taken with minimal casualties thanks to Lt. Col. Sobko’s professional actions. Ukrainian Armed Forces scored their first major victory over the enemy. In July-September 2014, his unit fought in the Luhansk region and demonstrated exceptional bravery, professionalism and exemplary service.

Lieutenant Colonel Serhiy Sobko was awarded the title of the Hero of Ukraine and the Golden Star Order for courage, dedication and high professionalism demonstrated while defending the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine by the Decree No.164/2015 dated March 23, 2015 of the President of Ukraine “On conferring the title of the Hero of Ukraine on Serhiy Sobko.”

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