The funeral of servicemen who died in Ukraine was held in Kaluga, Tatarstan, Udmurtia and other Russian regions. The Ministry of Defense twice announced the number of deaths during the operation, the last time the department announced the data on March 25 *
In the Russian regions, the funeral of servicemen who died during the military special operation in Ukraine was held.
Head KomiVladimir Uyba spoke on June 8 about the funeral of 22-year-old corporal Arkady Lukyanov and 31-year-old Nikita Karamnov. Lukyanov served as an altar boy in the Holy Kazan Church from the age of four to 19, then signed a contract to help the family, they write “Arguments and Facts in Komi”, indicating that he died on June 2 in Donetsk.
In Volgograd region, in the city of Kotelnikovo, On June 9, 36-year-old lieutenant colonel, battalion commander Vadim Gerasimov was buried, he was posthumously awarded the title of Hero of Russia and awarded the Order of Courage. The leadership of school No. 2, where he studied, said that Gerasimov wanted to become a military man since childhood, the Vysota 102 agency wrote. The death of Gerasimov was confirmed by the district administration to the Volgograd Notebook publication.
In SevastopolOn June 9, the foreman of intelligence Ivan Prokopyev was buried, he was awarded the medals “For service in special forces”, “For the return of the Crimea”, “Participant in hostilities in the North Caucasus”, “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union N.G. Kuznetsov» and others, said the Governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev.
On June 11, Razvozhaev announced his farewell to two more military men. In Ukraine, the senior lieutenant, pilot-navigator of the Mi-8 helicopter of the helicopter squadron of the 16th army aviation brigade, participant in the self-defense of Sevastopol in the spring of 2014 Dmitry Taranets and 58-year-old lieutenant commander Valery Krasnoslobodtsev, who participated in the military operation as a volunteer, died.
In the village of Golyshmanovo, Tyumen RegionOn June 10, they said goodbye to 35-year-old private Alexander Valov, this information was confirmed to the 72.ru portal by the authorities of the municipality. He was sent to Ukraine at the end of April as part of intelligence units, he died on June 4.
Authorities of the Shumikhinsky municipal district of Kurgan regionreported farewell to the private, reconnaissance orderly of the special forces group Ivan Mirskikh. Last year, he graduated from the Shumikhinsky Agrarian and Construction College with a degree in Car Repair and Maintenance.
In Balakovo Saratov Regionburied 20-year-old Alexander Arbuzov, writes “Saratov 24”, the head of the district Sergei Grachev brought condolences to his relatives. Arbuzov died at the end of March during the battle, for a long time he was considered missing. The mother of the deceased told the portal that the Ministry of Defense could not take away the body of her son, since the place of death was occupied by enemy forces. The body was brought to Russia after a 160-for-160 exchange of the dead took place in early June. Arbuzov was posthumously awarded the Order of Courage.
In the Saratov region, they also said goodbye to Igor Prokopiev, he was buried in Engels, the SarBK portal reported, citing the district administration. Prokopiev was born in 1996, in 2017 he was drafted into the army, he signed a contract. He was posthumously awarded the Order of Courage.
June 10 in Tverfarewell to paratrooper Ilya Vinogradov passed, Vesti Tver reported. Governor Igor Rudenya said that Vinogradov “fulfilled his military duty in Ukraine and in the republics of Donbass with honor and courage.” In 2010, he was called up for military service in the Navy, then he signed a contract and served in the Pskov Airborne Division. According to the channel, he died on May 26 near Lisichansk, Vinogradov left four children. He was posthumously awarded the Order of Courage.
In the town of Mamadysh in Tatarstanon June 8, they said goodbye to 27-year-old senior lieutenant Oleg Sorokin, the local portal “There is a contact” reports. “Oleg and his commander saved the lives of 200 of our soldiers <…> courageously, heroically in an unequal battle with many times superior enemy forces, — Andrey Sinkevich, the military commissar of the Mamadysh region, said. The leadership of the municipality reported that they would consider the issue of naming one of the streets of the city after the deceased.
On the same day, private Andrei Godunov was buried in the Drozhzhanovsky district of Tatarstan, according to the Rodnoy Krai portal. According to the publication, the deceased had a son whom he did not see. “Participating in a special military operation, Andrei fulfilled his military and civic duty with honor and courage. For his fellow countrymen, he will forever remain a hero. There are no words that can ease the pain of your loss,” — the head of the district, Marat Gafurov, addressed the mother of the deceased.
The authorities of Poshekhonye in Yaroslavl regionannounced farewell to 27-year-old Oleg Melnikov, it took place on June 10, the head of the district Nikolay took part in the ceremony Belov, wrote the portal 76.ru.
Governor of the Leningrad RegionAlexander Drozdenko reported on June 9 about the dead natives of the region, Kemal Bostanov and Vladimir Rodin. According to the portal “My District”, the Motherland was 20 years old, Bostanov— 21 years old The latter was the driver of a mortar platoon of a motorized rifle battalion.
On June 10, in Kirpichnoye, Leningrad Region, they said goodbye to Gleb Tikhomirov, a graduate of the Vyborg branch of the St. Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation, the Vyborg newspaper wrote. “He fought and died for peace for the people of Donbass, for the Russians, for you and me,” — Ilya Nyunin, First Deputy Chairman of the Regional Committee of Finance, said at the ceremony.
In Petersburg On June 6, a farewell ceremony was held for private Ivan Pchelintsev. “A courageous, patriotic man, Ivan Pchelintsev honestly and valiantly served the Motherland, at the cost of his life he fulfilled his military duty. Warriors protecting civilians of Donbass, protecting Russia,— the best sons of our people,»,— Governor Alexander Beglov says in his condolences.
In the city of Sibay in BashkiriaOn June 10, they said goodbye to 34-year-old senior sergeant Ilsur Yanyuldashev, Acting Mayor Guzel Ishemgulova said. The next day, the authorities of the village of Yelbulaktamak announced the death of Ramzal Nafikov, the Ufa Live portal reported.
The authorities of the Uzlovsky district of the Tula region announced farewell on June 9 to the 25-year-old private, Dmitry Kozlov, a crane driver of the engineering department, reported the TSN24 agency.
In Yelets Lipetsk regionburied 33-year-old Yuri Manyukov, the Gorod48 portal reported with reference to the administration of Yelets. According to the district newspaper Krasnoye Znamya, Manyukov served in the Pskov Special Forces Brigade.
Governor of the Krasnodar TerritoryOn June 10, Veniamin Kondratiev announced the posthumous award of the title of Hero of Russia to senior lieutenant, tanker Maxim Mikhailov and deputy commander of a special company, foreman Boris Zhuravlev. «Our guys— real Heroes that the country will always be proud of. They gave their lives for peace in the Kuban and in Russia. They were awarded the medals «Gold Star» and, sadly, posthumously. Today, insignia of special distinction were handed over to the wives of the fighters, — said the governor.
The special operation of Russian forces in Ukraine began on the night of February 24, this decision was made by President Vladimir Putin. He justified his actions by the desire to carry out the “demilitarization” of and “denazification” neighboring state, claiming that official Kyiv pursued a policy of “genocide”; in relation to the inhabitants of the east of the country. Ukraine, in response, declared mobilization and martial law, and also severed diplomatic relations with Russia.
Since the beginning of the special operation, the authorities of a number of regions have reported the death of the Russian military. The Russian Defense Ministry disclosed data on the death toll during the special operation twice: on March 2 and 25. According to the ministry, as of March 25, 1,351 people were killed in Ukraine and 3,825 were injured.
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