A Vinnitsia-born military Petro Kovalenko was killed in clashes with the terrorists in Donbas.


The 20 year old man from Rahnivka village, Gaisynsky district, was a squad member of Zhytomyr’s 95th air assault brigade deployed for military operation to the Donetsk region, according to the news portal “Moja Vinnytsia” (My Vinnitsa).

On  May 2, the armed extremists attacked the paratroopers near Sloviansk, says the press service of the Defense Ministry.


Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed as a result of this battle. One of the casualties was Petro Kovalenko. A sniper shot him in the neck, the bullet hit the carotid artery.

In the morning shortly before his death, Petro Kovalenko visited his page in a social network, and in the afternoon, his family learnt about this terrible tragedy. His mother, father, older sister and many friends are in grief…

The funeral was be held on 6 May at 11:00 am in Rahnivka village, Gaisynsky district.

Heroes do not die! Lest we forget!

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