On June 7, 2019, a 28-year-old Poltava citizen, a fighter of the Azov Regiment, Dmytro Pruglo (call sign Krugly), died in the battle for Ukraine near the Svitlodar arc.
I see no other way out but to fight for our lands to the end, Dmytro said, and this is what I like to do. Everyone is looking for their own way, I found myself in this and I see myself in the future as a professional soldier. The end of the war is possible only with victory.
Unfortunately, Krugly was destined to really fight to the last breath and give his life for the Motherland. He died like a real warrior, with a weapon in his hand.
Krygly has been in all key operations and battles of the regiment since the summer of 2014. A proven fighter, a real warrior and a real man. A real Azov soldier and the pride of the regiment. He was the deputy commander of the 3rd company – a cornet player. In addition to military tasks, his work was to motivate fighters: in combat, in training, in lectures on history and ideology, and in friendly conversations. He was an example of an officer and a commander. They said that Krugly “always behaved as if this was not his first war,” recalls Andriy Biletsky, the first commander and founder of the Azov Regiment.
The soldier is buried on the Alley of Heroes in Poltava. More than two hundred people gathered on the anniversary of Krugly’s memory: relatives, friends, comrades-in-arms from all over Ukraine, in particular the commander of Azov, Denys Prokopenko.
When such brave and talented people as Krugly leave us, it is a tragedy for the whole Ukrainian nation. Krugly was one of the best – a brave young officer who always led the personnel, performed his duties very professionally, honestly fought with the enemy for our independence, the commander of the Azov Regiment Denys Prokopenko said.
By Decree of the President of Ukraine №469/2019 of June 27, 2019, Dmytro was awarded the Order “For Courage” of the III degree (posthumously) for “personal courage and selfless actions shown in defense of the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.”
A bright positive personality, a faithful friend, a clever student, an exemplary loving son, a reliable older brother, a beloved man, an experienced combat commander, a valiant warrior, a man of honor, a natural leader – this is how Dmytro was forever remembered in our hearts.
Eternal glory to the Hero!