Dmytro Linskyi Ukranian Martyr

Dmytro Linskyi

February 28, 2022

Senior Soldier Dmytro Linskyi, known as Sektant, died on February 28, 2022, in fierce combat with occupiers in the area of the village of Lebedynske near Mariupol in Donetsk region.

Dmytro was born in the city of Krasnohrad in Kharkiv region. From 2012 to 2014, he studied at the Kharkiv National Aerospace University named after M. E. Zhukovsky “Kharkiv Aviation Institute.” However, at the beginning of 2015, he left his studies and joined the “National Corps” (Azov). Prior to this, he actively participated in pro-Ukrainian events and the Revolution of Dignity. He was a fervent patriot, fighting for freedom and truth for the Ukrainian nation. He was involved in sports, particularly football, which led him to the fan movement of FC “Metalist” (Kharkiv), and later to the WTF team (known as Kharkiv City Patriot). He had many hobbies and enjoyed an active lifestyle. In addition to training on the shooting range, boxing matches, and football games, he took diving courses, parachuted from a helicopter, and wanted to compete in sniper shooting competitions.

In 2016, he joined the ranks of the “Azov” regiment, and since then, he lived in Mariupol and dedicated himself to military service. He was dedicated and faithful to his duties. He participated in combat operations in the ATO/JFO.

During the full-scale war, Dmytro served as a sniper in the reconnaissance unit of the Special Operations Forces “Azov” within the National Guard of Ukraine. From the first days of the invasion, he defended the city of Mariupol and the Azovstal plant with his comrades.

Throughout his military service, the soldier was repeatedly awarded honors, including the “Cossack Cross” III and II degrees, “War Veteran,” and “For Participation in the Anti-Terrorist Operation.” Posthumously, he was awarded the Order “For Courage” III degree.

“My husband was a very kind and honest person. A sunshine man, a positive man! For seven years of our life together, he carried me on his hands, gave incredible care and joy. Only at work, he was different – serious and strict, with a thirst for revenge for every comrade, for every meter of land… Dima was very sensitive, always called his mom, grandma, brother, loved them too much, and was proud of them. Dima raised his stepson David as his own. He went to the boxing section with him, went to all the competitions, and trained with him. He loved him as his own son and wanted to make him a world boxing champion. Now David is fulfilling his father’s dream in Europe and is moving forward at the highest level. He dedicates all his victories to his father and his native Ukraine. We dream of returning to our Ukrainian Mariupol, which has become our home… I will always remember and love Dima because I can definitely say about us: such love happens once in a lifetime. Everyone who knew us saw our warm relationship, and now they say that it is impossible to understand that real family and love have been destroyed. His smile, positivity, and kind eyes are always in my memory, and his last words to me were: ‘I’m always with you!’… We are proud to have had the opportunity to be a family with our Hero. We love and remember him forever!” – said Lara Rizvan, the wife of the fallen soldier.

The family has not been able to bid farewell to their defender yet, as they are awaiting the results of the examination.

A street named after Dmytro Linskyi appeared in the city of Krasnohrad.

The Hero is survived by his mother, grandmother, brother, wife, and son.