In the battles for Ukraine, Colonel Oleg Degtyarev, who commanded a combat military unit on the eastern borders, died.

About it report The Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are on Facebook, Ukrinform reports.

“During the military service, a 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 his personality is above all with humanity,” the message reads.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine say that Valeryevich, as the officers called him among themselves, had his own individual approach to each serviceman.

“He will listen under any circumstances. He will advise. APU.

“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 training and educating professional soldiers who will definitely avenge his death!”

As you know, on February 24, Russia launched a new stage of the eight-year war against Ukraine – a full-scale offensive. The enemy is carrying out massive shelling and bombardment of peaceful Ukrainian cities and villages. The Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Territorial Defense Forces and the entire Ukrainian people effectively oppose the Russian troops and inflict heavy losses on them.