On Tuesday, November 7, Lviv will say goodbye to serviceman Volodymyr Hnatyuk, who defended Ukraine from the Russian invaders. The City Hall calls on Lviv residents and guests to join the city’s farewell ceremony and to refrain from entertainment events and celebrations during this time.
The serviceman’s funeral will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Garrison Church of Sts. App. Peter and Paul, at 11:30 a city farewell ceremony will take place on Rynok Square. The soldier will be buried at the Lychakiv cemetery.
Biographical certificate of the defender
Volodymyr Hnatiuk (May 28, 1972-October 27, 2023) was born in the city of Vinnyki.
He studied at Secondary Secondary School of Grades I-III No. 29 of Lviv. Subsequently, he received a professional and technical education at a local school, specializing in “locksmith-repairman”.
During 1990-1992, he served in the Republic of Komi.
In peacetime, he worked at the Limited Liability Company “Vynnykiv Tobacco Factory”, later – in the construction industry. He had an exceptional talent for drawing and woodworking.
With the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, despite his unsatisfactory state of health, he joined the ranks of the 42nd separate mechanized brigade of the operational command “West” of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to defend the Motherland from the invaders. Performed combat missions in the eastern direction.
Volodymyr Hnatyuk is survived by his mother, wife and 15-year-old son.