Ukrainian colonel killed in Donbas

Ukrainian colonel killed in Donbas

Ukrainian colonel killed in Donbas East, Colonel Degtyarev Oleg Valerievich.

"During the military service, the career officer went through all the ranks from lieutenant to colonel. Death met the hero while assisting his subordinates in the most dangerous sector of the enemy's strike. The personnel, which was under the command of Colonel Degtyarev, always noted his big, sincere heart and personified him, first of all, with humanity,” the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said.

They also say that ” ;to each soldier, Valeryevich, as the officers called him among themselves, had his own individual approach.

“He will listen under any circumstances. Will advise. Will help. He was listened to. Went for advice. When Valeryevich drove into the territory of the unit, everything immediately brightened up. Everyone knew – Batko arrived, commander, mentor and great friend of the entire large military team. Oleg Valeryevich will always be an example for future generations of defenders of Ukraine, his life path is an invaluable contribution to the independence of our Motherland. He devoted his life to the preparation and training of professional military men who will surely avenge his death! We express our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the deceased. Eternal memory to the hero!", they write in the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Prepared by: Nina Petrovich