Ukranian Martyr Vitaliy Klymchuk

Віталій Климчук

June 19, 2022

Sergeant Vitaliy Klymchuk, nicknamed Vitalik, died on June 19, 2022, near the village of Bilohirʼya in Zaporizhzhia region. While performing his duties to defend his homeland, he was caught in enemy shelling and received fatal injuries. The warrior was 42 years old when he passed away on August 26.

Vitaliy Anatoliyovych hailed from the village of Stadnytsia in Vinnytsia region. He studied at the local primary and secondary school and excelled in mathematics, taking his studies seriously. Later, he obtained qualifications as a stonemason and electric welder at Vinnytsia Higher Art and Technical College No. 5. In 1998, he enlisted for mandatory military service. Upon his return from the army, he moved from Vinnytsia to Kyiv, where he lived and worked for 12 years. In 2005, he returned to his native village, where he worked at the “Na Yaru” recreation base for 2 years. He then worked as a builder for some time. From 2014 to 2016, he fought in the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in the area of Volnovakha and the Luhansk region. At the end of 2017, he went to Poland for work, aiming to save money for his own house. He stayed there for 4 years. When he learned about the full-scale invasion, he said he couldn’t stay in another country while people were dying in his homeland.

In March 2022, he joined the military to once again defend his country. He served as the commander of a combat vehicle in a reactive artillery battery of military unit A7022.

“Vitalik was fair, cheerful, and sincere. He was respected and loved by friends and family. He could always give advice and never refused to help. I thank him for defending me and our homeland. He was the best uncle,” said the niece of the deceased, Maria Dorosh.

The defender was buried in his native village.

At Vitaliy’s home, his mother, sisters, relatives, friends, and loved ones awaited him.