Tomorrow Lviv will say goodbye to defender Valeriy Tarasenko

On Saturday, April 20, Lviv will say goodbye to soldier Valeriy Tarasenko, who was killed by Russian occupiers while defending Ukraine.

Lviv City Hall calls on Lviv residents and guests to join the city’s farewell ceremony and to refrain from holding entertainment events and celebrations during this time.

The funeral ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Garrison Church of Ss. Peter and Paul, at 11:30 a city farewell ceremony will be held on Rynok Square.

The soldier will be buried at Lychakiv Cemetery.

The defender’s biographical information

Valeriy Tarasenko (08.10.1967-27.03.2023) was born in Rovenky, Luhansk region.

He studied at the Rovenky secondary school № 7 of I-II levels of the Luhansk region. He graduated from the local mining college.

After graduation, he served in the Odesa region as a member of a military firefighting unit. Upon returning, he worked as a miner for eight years. At the same time, he was engaged in private entrepreneurship and had his own apiary. He was fond of fishing. According to his family, he was an extremely “selfless, sensitive and kind person and loved to joke.”

In 2014, he moved to Lviv with his family. Here he worked in transportation and started his own business.

With the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, he voluntarily defended his homeland from the occupiers. He performed combat missions in Kharkiv, Sumy, Donetsk, and Luhansk regions as part of the 125th separate territorial defense brigade of the Western Regional Directorate of the Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Valerii Tarasenko is survived by his wife, three sons and an adult daughter.

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