Carpenter, bricklayer and aerial reconnaissance officer: Oleg Sobchenko, a military brigade of the Black Cossacks, died

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Carpenter, bricklayer and aerial reconnaissance officer: Oleg Sobchenko, a military brigade of the Black Cossacks, died

Oleg Sobchenko, a military brigade named after the Black Zaporozhians, was killed in a battle with Russian invaders for the Ukrainian Donetsk region on January 24. The hero comes from the Cherkasy region. He participated in the Revolution of Dignity and the battles for Bakhmut, Moshchun and Lysichansk.

The death of a soldier was reported by the National Military History Museum of Ukraine and former People's Deputy, now a soldier Igor Lutsenko. In addition, this has already been confirmed by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

What is known about the deceased soldier

Oleg Sobchenko lived in Korsun-Shevchenkovsky, Cherkasy region. On December 4, he turned 49 years old.

For many years, the man has been uselessly working on the restoration of memorials and graves of the soldiers of the UNR Army. He belonged to the team of the Heroika charitable foundation, whose goal is to preserve the memory of the defenders of Ukraine a hundred years ago. Oleg himself worked on the restoration of monuments as a carpenter and bricklayer.

He was also an active participant in the Revolution of Dignity and received numerous injuries during the confrontation in Cherkasy.

He was the first of the combatants who collected valuable exhibits for our museum in March. We express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this modest and hardworking idealist, whom he is imprinted in the memory, – noted in the national military history museum.

Igor Lutsenko noted, having met Oleg on the Maidan, But added: “During the events of the Fire Baptism, the Berkut attacked the Maidanites in Cherkassy. Oleg’s forehead was broken, his bone was literally broken. Order “For Courage”.

Participation in the war

Oleg Sobchenko fought in volunteer battalions in 2014-2016. In February 2022, he joined the 72nd Brigade named after Cherny Zaporozhye , heroically defending Kyiv near Motyzhin.

At the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion, Oleg Sobchenko defended the capital.When a group of Russian paratroopers tried to seize the Irpin dam in March in the Kozarovichi region, he took command at the right moment.

At that time, we did not give the Russians the opportunity to take control of the water in the Irpen River – the river, which then, thanks to the open dam, overflowed and would decisively help protect the capital from the North, keep Moshchun. Of course, for this, as well as for many other feats, Oleg deserved the title of Hero of Ukraine, – Lutsenko emphasized.

He also added that they worked together as an aerial reconnaissance crew for 10 months of a full-scale war. Oleg Sabchenko also took part in the battles for Lisichansk, Moshchun and Bakhmut.

Oleg Sobchenko was an aerial reconnaissance officer/Photo from Igor Lutsenko's social networks

Later Andrey, representative of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Kovalev said that Oleg Sobchenko died on January 24 in Ugledar the most valuable thing is your life,” Kovalev emphasized.

24 The channel offers sincere condolences to the families and friends of the deceased defender. Eternal memory and glory to the Hero Oleg Sobchenko.

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