Vladyslav Dem’yanenko Ukranian Martyr

Vladyslav Dem'yanenko

March 16, 2023

Sergeant Vladyslav Dem’yanenko, call sign “Dimok,” was killed on March 16, 2023, while performing a combat mission in the area of Chasiv Yar in Bakhmutskyi district of Donetsk region. He was 28 years old when he died, just two months shy of his birthday on September 18.

Vladyslav was born in Buda village, Cherkasy region. In 2013, he graduated from Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi Vocational Lyceum, where he obtained professions as a tractor driver, agricultural machinery mechanic, and equipment repairman, as well as a driver. He then enrolled in distance learning at the State Biotechnological University’s Faculty of Economic Relations and Finance but did not complete his studies. After finishing the lyceum, he joined the military for compulsory service. In August 2013, he signed a contract with the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Since then, he served in the 92nd Separate Mechanized Brigade named after the Cossack Hetman Ivan Sirko (which became an assault brigade in autumn 2023). He lived with his family in Kharkiv. During his service, he participated in the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) / Joint Forces Operation (JFO) as part of his brigade. During the full-scale war, he fought as a vehicle commander in a mechanized unit of the mechanized company of the mechanized battalion. From the first days of the invasion, he defended Kharkiv region and later moved to other fronts.

“My husband was a true warrior, patriot, an example of resilience and strength of spirit! He dreamed that our daughters Sofiika, Solomiika, and Karolinka would live in an independent and unbreakable country, and once the war ended, he dreamt of having a son too! He was a man of his word, honest, straightforward. We miss him very much…” said the deceased’s wife, Anastasiia.

For nearly a year, the family awaited DNA results. Finally, on February 21, 2024, the warrior was buried at Holopyativske Cemetery in Khlystunivka village, Cherkasy region.

Vladyslav is survived by his wife and three daughters.