On the anniversary of the death of Dmytro Volontyrets, a soldier of the Azov Regiment, the National Corps initiated the awarding of the soldier. The Order of the People’s Hero of Ukraine was presented to Dmytro’s wife and son during a ceremony held in Konotop city.
His comrades also came to honor the memory of Dmytro. The commander of the Azov Regiment mentions Dmytro as a brave, professional soldier. “A brave universal soldier, a first-class specialist, a master of his craft, who saved many lives. He treated his duties with the utmost responsibility. At the same time, he was very cheerful, sociable and sincere,” ha said.
Dmytro devoted his entire life to military affairs: he demined territories in Iraq, was a marksman in the Donbass Battalion, fought in Popasna, Lysychansk, survived in the battle of Ilovaisk, was engaged in mine action, mastered air reconnaissance. In early 2015, he joined the ranks of the Azov Regiment and became one of the founders of air reconnaissance, and later one of the best reconnaissance sappers of the unit.
In early 2019, after a difficult heart operation and two months of rehabilitation, Dmytro Volontyrets returned to war the forefront.
“I hope that one day the whole army will be like our regiment, then we will not be afraid of any enemy,” Damytro said in an interview with the Azov press service four months before his death. Unfortunately, the insidious disease ended his life and prevented him from realizing all his plans and intentions.
The head of the National Corps’ branch in Konotop, a fighter of the Azov Regiment and a colleague of Dmytro, Hennadiy Sereda, said that he was never afraid to take responsibility, he performed any tasks. “He was the first to go into battle. He was the torch that was always ahead. We must not forget the significant contribution of Dmytro to the struggle for Ukraine’s independence,” Hennadiy stressed.
In 2019, Dmytro was awarded the honorary award “For Victory and Loyalty”, the badge “For Valiant Service”, and the Order “For Courage” of the 3rd degree for success in serving near the Svetlodar Arc. In 2019 he received the title of “Honorary Citizen of Konotop” (posthumously).