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 Ukraine to pay last respects to Svitlodarsk heroes on Thursday. PHOTOS

On Thursday, Dec. 22, several cities and villages across Ukraine will host farewell ceremonies for the soldiers of the 54th Separate Mobile Brigade killed in the Svitlodarsk salient on Dec. 18-19.

Censor.NET reports referring to Ostannia Shana group on Facebook.

"On Thursday, Dec. 22, the Kharkiv region will bid final goodbye to one of the fighters killed in the Svitlodarsk salient - Roman "Hiurza" Radyvyliv of the 54th Separate Mobile Brigade.

"Last respects will be paid in the town of Derhachi, the Kharkiv region, in the church of the Holy Virgin at 3 Pershoho Travnia Str. The ceremony will start at 11 a.m.

"The warrior will be buried in the Alley of Glory," the message reads.

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Roman Radyvyliv

Another fallen soldier is Volodymyr "Zhara" Andreshkiv of the 25th Kyiv Rus Separate Mechanized Infantry Battalion. Volodymyr, 47, father of four, hails from Bortnyky in the Lviv region. He was an active participant in the Maidan protests, volunteered for the war, took part in the battle for Debaltseve in 2015, demobilized, and re-signed the military contract to continue defending Ukraine from the enemy. Volodymyr died on Dec. 19 when rebuffing an enemy attack in the vicinity of Luhanske.

On Dec. 22, Kyiv will pay last respects to the hero on Maidan Nezalezhnosti before his body will be taken to the native Lviv region.

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Volodymyr Andreshkiv

On Dec. 22, Irpin will pay tribute to Vasyl "Vakha" Panasenko, a fighter of Kyiv Rus Battalion, who died in the Svitlodarsk salient on Dec. 19 at the age of 33.

A farewell ceremony will start at noon on Irpin's central square.

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Vasyl Panasenko

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Another Kyiv Rus Battalion fighter Serhii "Pashtet" Stepanenko, who died heroically at around 8 a.m. on Dec. 18 as militants tried to break through the front line in the area of Luhanske village, will be laid to rest on Dec. 22, in his home city Boryspil, the Kyiv region.

Anyone may pay their last respects at noon in the house of Serhii's sister at 10 Chubynskoho Str.

At 1 p.m., the hero will be buried in Rohozivske cemetery in the Alley of Glory.

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Serhii Stepanenko

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"The Kherson region will mourn tomorrow as well. Dmytro Klymenko, a fighter of the Ukrainian Volunteer Corps (DUK) and the 54th Separate Mechanized Brigade, who was killed in the Svitlodarsk salient on Dec. 18, will be sent to his final journey.

"The farewell ceremony will start at noon in his native village of Kamianka at 3 Kooperatyvna Str.

"The warrior will be buried in the same village," the activists say.

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Dmytro Klymenko

The sixth fallen warrior is Yaroslav Pavliuk. He was a fighter of the Ukrainian Volunteer Corps (DUK), hailing from Bila Tserkva, the Kyiv region. On Oct. 15, he turned 28.

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Yaroslav Pavliuk

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