Dmytro Rubashevsky Ukranian Martyr

Dmytro Rubashevsky Ukranian Martyr

April 12, 2022

Belarusian volunteer and soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Dmytro Rubashevsky, nicknamed “Hans,” was killed on April 12, 2022, by a gunshot wound to the neck in a battle near the village of Izyumske in Kharkiv region. As part of the platoon-tactical group, he and his comrades encountered the enemy on approach to the village. Hans eliminated the commander of the enemy tactical group with a shot from a “Stugna” anti-tank guided missile system, but he himself suffered fatal injuries. He was 30 years old.

Dmytro was born and raised in the Belarusian city of Brest. He completed his education at School No. 23 and Vocational School No. 65, where he specialized as a stonemason. He worked as a machine operator of a printing and cutting unit at “PromAgroPak.”

At the end of 2015, Dmytro came to Ukraine and stood up for its defense, defending its independence and freedom. Initially, he served in the ranks of the OUN battalion. From 2016 to 2018, he fought as part of the 1st Separate Assault Company of the DUK “Right Sector,” where he commanded a platoon. He participated in battles for the Butivka mine, Pisky, and Avdiivka. In 2017, he was awarded the title of “People’s Hero of Ukraine” and the medal “For the Defense of Avdiivka.”

From 2018 to 2019, he fought as part of the 8th Separate Battalion of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army, the DSHG “Bears.” In 2019, while carrying out a combat mission, he sustained a severe injury, losing an eye. Dmytro was the commander of a sabotage group that carried out combat missions along the demarcation line, taking part in assaults on enemy positions and sabotage activities. Despite losing his right eye and damaging his left one, he continued to work at night behind enemy lines.

On August 3, 2020, Dmytro joined the ranks of the 24th Separate Mechanized Brigade named after King Daniel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and continued to fight in the ATO/JFO. That same year, he was awarded the breastplate “Sign of Honor.” During the full-scale war, he held the position of assistant grenadier rifleman.

“A Belarusian with a Ukrainian soul who gave his life for a free Ukraine,” noted the soldier’s wife.

Posthumously, soldier Dmytro Olehovych Rubashevsky was awarded the Order of Courage III degree and the insignia of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine “Cross of the Brave.”

The Hero was buried in the town of Shklo in Lviv region, where he lived with his wife.

At home, the warrior was awaited by his wife Halyna and daughter Darina.