"Heroes do not die! Our brother, a great guy, a reliable friend, Sumy native Roman Atamaniuk died today near the Donetsk airport. He served in the 93rd mechanized brigade. Their position was hit by an enemy mortar, Roman died on the spot, his partner was seriously injured. Glory to the Heroes!" the statement reads.
Friend of the deceased soldier Valentyn Bondarenko wrote on his Facebook page that Roman volunteered for the front last summer. "He was a special person. Humble and honest. Very humble and very honest. I cannot believe it. I feel emptiness and a sense of injustice."