Yevhen Kazimirov Ukranian Martyr

Yevhen Kazimirov Ukranian Martyr

March 2, 2022

45-year-old military pilot Yevhen Kazimirov died on March 2, 2022 near the village of Dovbysh in the Zhytomyr region. While he was covering a column of Ukrainian soldiers moving towards the Zhytomyr region, his plane was hit by a Russian missile. According to local residents, the pilots saved the village from destruction by diverting the plane into the forest. Apparently, it was then that the missile hit the cockpit.

Yevhen Viktorovych was born in the Russian village of Novobureysky. He lived in the city of Stary Kostiantyniv, Khmelnytskyi region. In 1997, he graduated from the Kharkiv Aviation Institute named after M.E. Zhukovsky with a degree in “Aviation Equipment” and obtained the qualification of a designer-technologist. Until 2012, he served in the Armed Forces of Ukraine as a combat navigator of aviation. Then he worked for 10 years at “Nova Poshta” as a territorial manager of the network of partner departments.

On February 24, 2022, as a reservist officer, he was mobilized into the ranks of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He served in the 7th Tactical Aviation Brigade named after Petro Franko, where he held the position of commander of the reconnaissance platoon and was a navigator of the Su-24M aircraft.

“Yevhen was very responsible about his work and loved it. Even when he started flying during the war, he continued to work in task groups, write letters, and give orders. Everyone loved him as a leader. Cheerful, always ready to help,” colleagues said.

Captain Kazimirov Y.V. was posthumously awarded the Order of Courage, 3rd degree.

The defender is survived by his wife and two sons, one of whom continues his father’s work and defends Ukraine.