Kyiv City Council member killed in battle in Donbas

23 August, 02:31 PM
Serhiy Ilnytskyi (

Serhiy Ilnytskyi (

Serhiy Ilnytskyi, a member of the Kyiv City Council from the European Solidarity party, was killed in combat in the Donbas, according to a party statement released on Aug. 23.

"It's a huge loss for all of us," former president and party leader Petro Poroshenko said.

“Our friend and Kyiv City Councilmember from European Solidarity, Serhiy Ilnytskyi, was killed. He had been fighting for our Ukrainian Donbas since 2014. He died right there, in the Donbas, near Kurdyumivka.”

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Ilnytskyi, a colonel in the reserves who used the call sign "Sokil," became a Kyiv councilmember for European Solidarity in April 2023. He had been on the front lines since the beginning of hostilities in 2014 as a veteran of Ukraine's armed forces and participant in the Anti-Terrorist Operation.

As a career military officer, he served as a first deputy commander of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army under Dmytro Yarosh and commanded a unit in the 28th Separate Mechanized Brigade.

He has been awarded the Order For Merit and will be honored in Kyiv.

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