Kyiv hosted farewell ceremony for Security Service Colonel who deceased in Donbas

Denys Volochayev, the officer of Alpha unit of the Special Force of Ukraine's State Security Service lost his life in the combat area in eastern Ukraine on December 1
15:44, 3 December 2019

Farewell ceremony with Colonel Volochayev, Kyiv, December 2019

Thousands of people visited the funeral ceremony in the Ukrainian capital on December 3. They came to say goodbye to Denys Volochayev, the Colonel of the SBU, the State Security Service. The press office of the SBU reported that on Tuesday.

"... Colonel of the SBU Special Operations Centre Denys Volochayev deceased during the combat mission in eastern Ukraine. The SBU will comprehensively support the families of the deceased officers, and the comrades in arms will not leave those close ones in their grief", says the message.

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and SBU Head Ivan Bakanov expressed their condolences to the families of Volochayev and his comrade Dmytro Kaplunov. 

The two SBU servicemen, both in the rank of the SBU Colonel, deceased in Donetsk region on December 1. They stepped on a landmine.

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