Kyiv to host farewell ceremony for two fallen defenders of Avdiivka

19:01, 2 February 2017

Another mourning ceremony after two Avdiivka defenders will take place on Maidan Nezalezhnosti square in Kyiv on Friday.

The funeral service starts at 11 a.m.

Leonid Dergach, a.k.a. Academician, was a lawyer, a professor, and a PhD. He abandoned the academy and went to the combat zone in Eastern Ukraine during the fourth wave of mobilization in 2015. Lieutenant Leonid Dergach, the commander of the mechanized company, was posthumouslyawarded a medal of Bohdan Khmelnytsky, one of Ukraine’s highest military awards.

The second perished serviceman is Roman Bublienko, born in Kyiv region in 1993. He was only 23 years old. The soldier was awarded an Order for Courage posthumously.