Oleg Cherevko, the serviceman of Azov regiment of Ukraine's Interior Ministry and the veteran of Donbas conflict passed away at a hospital after sustaining a craniocerebral injury. The press office of the regiment reported that on July 27.
"Oleg Cherevko, the fighter of Azov regiment, callsign Death, deceased from several injuries that he sustained after a tough beating, in the intensive care unit of Zaporizhya hospital in the morning of July 27. Oleg served as Private First Class of the AA and missile division of the regiment. He was 29. Oleg was born in Zaporizhya", reads the message.
In the evening of July 21, Cherevko rebuked a stranger, who harassed passing girls. Cherevko suffered a punch which resulted in a craniocerebral injury. The doctors fought for his life for three days but never managed to take him out of the coma.
“Azov Battalion expresses sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. Our unit promises that it will not let this crime of the monster, whose blow killed our brother go unpunished,” the message says.
Oleg Cherevko came to Azov at the beginning of 2018. Previously, he served in various units of the Armed Forces and the National Guard of Ukraine. He had extensive combat experience gained at the forefront in the period from 2015 to 2018. In 2015, he defended Shyrokyne and in 2017 he fought in Avdiivka, staying on the frontline for the rest of his service time. In 2016, Oleg served in the anti-aircraft missile unit of the National Guard, where he studied how to work with these weapons for two and a half years, so he got to Azov with the baggage of knowledge that he loved to share with others.