Taras Matviyiv: Farewell to a Hero

Taras Matviyiv: Farewell to a Hero

2020, 1 min

In the video: Taras Matviyiv's farewell ceremony in Lviv and the funeral in Zhydachiv.

On February 18, 1989, Taras Matviyiv, an activist, volunteer and platoon commander of the 24th separate mechanized brigade named after King Danylo, was born in the village of Vyazivne in Volyn.

In 2006, he graduated from Zhydachiv School No. 1. After completing his studies at the Faculty of Journalism at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv in 2011, he worked as a correspondent for the Era TV channel and TVi. He wrote a blog for Dyvys.Info, LB.ua, and Lviv News Manufactory.

From the first days of the Revolution of Dignity, he was an active participant in it. Under the pseudonym "Sarmat" he was a member of the 3rd hundred of the Maidan Self-Defense.

After the start of the anti-terrorist operation, he volunteered to fight near the village of Pisky as a member of the Carpathian Sich separate volunteer unit. In 2015, he was elected to the Zhydachiv District Council.

Later he entered the annual leadership course at the Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Army Academy. In 2019, having received the rank of junior lieutenant, he served as a platoon commander in the motorized infantry battalion of the 24th separate mechanized brigade named after King Danylo.

He died on July 20, 2020, at a stronghold of the front line of defense in the Luhansk region near the village of Troitske.