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Inhabitants of Kirovohrad gave the last honours to Special Forces officer who perished defending Ukraine

November 5, 2015
On July, 2014, the commander of reconnaissance group of Special Forces of the separate regiment of Special Forces Captain Taras Karpa heroically perished, having performed combat task in the area of holding of anti-terrorist operation

From 2010, Captain Taras Karpa served in the separate regiment of Special Forces. From the first day of holding of anti-terrorist operation, he participated in the most difficult combat operations.

On July 29, 2014, his combined reconnaissance unit received task to evacuate Ukrainian pilot shot down near the town of Snizhne. The scouts got into an ambush near the settlement of Latysheve. The forces weren’t equal but Special Forces men made a fighting penetration. Many warriors of that unit heroically perished. There was nothing known about the fortune of Captain Taras Karpa who was seriously wounded during the fight.

Wife Maryna and one-and-a-half-year-old son Daniil have waited for his returning until recently. His surname was for a long time in the list of war prisoners. However, a couple of days ago, his body succeeded to identify due to DNA test among the temporarily unidentified defenders of Ukraine.

Captain Taras Karpa was awarded with the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi 3rd Class for personal courage and high professionalism displayed during the defending of state souvereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, loyalty to the oath of allegiance.

Relatives, comrade-in-arms, representatives of authority, the servicemen of Kirovohrad garrison and hundreds of region’s inhabitants came to honour the intelligence officer.

People were unable to stanch their tears.

Eternal glory and memory to Hero!