Ukrainian serviceman, shot by Russian proxy forces sniper on Dec. 27, dies of wounds

2 January 2022, 03:26 PM

Russia’s eight-year-long undeclared war on Ukraine claimed its first victim of 2022 on the first day of the New Year, as a young Ukrainian soldier died days after being shot by a sniper on the front line. 

Ihor Tychyna, a 20-year-old Ukrainian serviceman from Korosten in northern Ukraine, died on Jan. 1 of complications from a gunshot wound.

Tychyna was shot on Dec. 27 by a Russian-proxy force sniper in the Donbas. The soldier was transported to a hospital in Kharkiv, where he fell into a coma. Doctors there fought for Tychyna’s life for several days.

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Unfortunately, Tychyna died of gunshot wound complications on Jan. 1, Korosten Deputy Mayor Nataliya Chyzhevska told Suspilne Media.

Tychyna was born into a large family in Korosten in 2001. Before going to fight in the Donbas as part of the 95 Air Assault Brigade, he played volleyball professionally.

Chyzhevska said that a memorial service in Tychyna’s honor would be held on Korosten’s central square. The date and time of the service are yet to be set.

On Dec. 27 Russian proxy forces violated the ceasefire in the Donbas region on 10 occasions.

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