Yuriy Duritsky Ukranian Martyr

Yuriy Duritsky

November 10, 2023

Sergeant Yuriy Duritsky died on November 10, 2023, near the village of Stepove in Pokrovsky district of Donetsk region. While performing his duties, he suffered a fatal explosive injury as a result of military actions. The defender was 30 years old.

Yuriy was born in Chorniakhiv village in Zhytomyr Oblast. After graduating from a local gymnasium, he obtained the profession of a truck crane operator, driver of motor vehicles at the Zhytomyr Center for Vocational Education. In 2013, he graduated from Holovynske Higher Vocational School of Non-Metallic Technologies, where he mastered the profession of a mechanical engineer. Since childhood, he was passionate about football, played for the “Temp” team (Selianshchyna village), and successfully participated in competitions.

In 2014, Yuriy committed his life to military service by signing a contract with the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In 2016-2017, he participated in the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) as part of the 53rd separate mechanized brigade. In 2019, he signed another contract and served in the 9th department of the Zhytomyr RTsKTS and SP as the head of the department and the chief of the communication and informatization radio station. In April 2020, he transferred to military unit A1065, later to the 30th OMB. From November 2021, he defended the city of Bahmut, Donetsk Oblast, alongside his comrades, where he encountered a full-scale invasion.

In May 2022, Yuriy transferred to the 47th separate mechanized brigade “Magura,” where he was appointed as the commander of the communication department of a mechanized battalion. There, he and his unit carried out combat missions near Vuhledar in Donetsk Oblast.

In early 2023, the serviceman underwent training in Germany and then fought with his comrades on the Zaporizhzhia direction, including participating in battles for the villages of Mala Tokmachka, Verbove, and Robotyne.

“Yura was an extremely cheerful and bright person. He loved life and active leisure with his family. His loss is very difficult for us. We still can’t believe that we won’t see our dearest anymore. Our entire family loves and is proud of Yuriy. We all waited for him to come home alive, but unfortunately, he gave the most precious thing he had – his life, for us, for peace, for a free Ukraine, having many unrealized dreams and plans,” said his wife Aliona.

The Hero was buried in Kruchentsi village in Zhytomyr Oblast.

At home, Yuriy’s parents Larisa and Mykola, wife Aliona, son Artem, and sister Liudmyla were waiting for him.