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 Mourning declared in Kryvyi Rih for Ukrainian soldier Andrii Kravchenko buried today. PHOTO

Ukrainian hero Andrii Kravchenko was killed Sept. 18, 2014 near the village of Kalynove in the Popasna district of the Luhansk region when his recon team was ambushed by the terrorists. Five other scouts perished then together with Andrii. He was considered missing in action for more than two years.

Censor.NET reports citing the statement posted by Ostannia Shana (last tribute) Facebook community.

"A farewell ceremony for Junior Sergeant Andrii Kravchenko will be held in the Dnipropetrovsk region today. He was considered missing in action for more than two years, but was actually buried in Krasnopillia cemetery in Dnipro City. His grave was marked as Unknown Soldier 8166. Andrii's body was identified and brought to his home city of Kryvyi Rih due to the efforts of his mother and friends. The farewell ceremony for the fallen hero will be held at 16 Sverdlova Str. in Kryvyi Rih Dec. 15 at 10.30 a.m. The serviceman will be buried at the city's Central cemetery," volunteer Tetiana Barvynska wrote.

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кравченко андрей иванович

"Andrii Kravchenko was born on March 26, 1971 in Kryvyi Rih. He graduated from Kryvyi Rih comprehensive school No. 28 and then entered the former vocational school No. 8. He worked as gas welding operator at Baturyn railroad station. Andrii was conscripted in March 2014, served as a scout-grenade launcher operator in a reconnaissance company of the 17th Separate Tank Brigade. He died Sept. 18, 2014 near the village of Kalynove in the Popasna district of the Luhansk region when his recon team was ambushed by the terrorists. Five other scouts perished then together with Andrii. Dec. 15 was declared a day of mourning in Kryvyi Rih: the flags are flying half mast while the leisure activities have been cancelled. May the memory and glory of the hero live forever!" the volunteer added.

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