Sniper at the Special Forces Center that specializes on countering subversive acts and acts of terror. Born on October 5, 1987 in Kyiv.

On June 8, 2014 while being on his post, Major “Myach” spotted the movement of military hardware that belonged to Russia-backed militants in the area of Paraskoyivka village, Donetsk region. Major “Myach” further actions were swift and decisive: he engaged the enemy and informed Ukrainian forces about the forthcoming offensive.

The officer acquired a reputation of a remarkable marksman. He eliminated the driver of the leading vehicle, which stopped the advance of the whole convoy. As a result of his actions, the military headquarters were informed in time, while the enemy attempt of a large-scale attack was prevented. The militants were defeated, while their vehicles and weaponry – one KAMAZ truck, three grenade launchers and one heavy machine gun – were seized.

Major “Myach” was awarded the Medal “For Excellent Service” (third-class) for his personal courage and heroism demonstrated while defending the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as loyalty to the military oath, by the Decree No. 660/2014 dated August 21, 2014 of the President of Ukraine “On decorating with Ukraine’s state awards.”

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