Yevhen Kerychanyn, the soldier of the 54th Motorized Brigade of Ukraine's Armed Forces deceased in combat in Donbas. The press office of the HQ of the Joint Forces Operation reported that on Facebook.
Kerychanyn, born in Sumy region, northern Ukraine, was on guard before the fight began at about 10 a.m. Tuesday.
The HQ stated that the serviceman was repelling the enemy attack, as Russian occupants tried flanking the outpost of Ukrainian forces in Luhansk region. 'His sharp shots made the enemy stop and retreat. Meanwhile, the enemy sniper was shooting, using the cover of machine gun fire. Due to that, Yevhen sustained lethal injuries. Yevhen Kerychanyn was posthumously awarded for his courage', the HQ reported.
There has been no information on the time and place of the funeral ceremony over the deceased soldier.
As it was reported earlier, on March 18, two Ukrainian troopers were killed in action over 24 hours. The illegal armed gangs of Russian mercenaries landed an attack on Vilny farmstead, Luhansk region. The shelling, where the militants used small arms and heavy machineguns took place at about 10 a.m. The Ukrainian fighter, born in 1998, lost his life in that attack. Another young man, born in 1990 was killed in action due to the Russian armed aggression; the tragedy occurred on late Sunday.