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Memorial in Honour of Hero of the Russo-Ukrainian War, Intelligence Officer Mykhailo Tsymbalistyi Is Unveiled in Ternopil Region

August 3, 2021 / “Ukraina Moloda” online edition
Memorial in Honour of Hero of the Russo-Ukrainian War, Intelligence Officer Mykhailo Tsymbalistyi Is Unveiled in Ternopil Region

This Sunday, the unveiling ceremony of the memorial in the honour of the Hero of the Russo-Ukrainian war, an employee of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine, Lieutenant-Colonel Mykhailo Tsymbalistyi has been taken place in the village of Uvysla, Khorostivska community, Chortkivskyi district (formerly Husiatynskyi district).

An intelligence officer, a son of the military man, Mykhailo Tsymbalistyi belonged to cohort of those who had joined the ranks of defenders of Homeland since the first days of the Russian aggression.

As Public Affairs Service of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine reports, he took part in many important reconnaissance operations and key battles of the Russo-Ukrainian war.

He also defended the Donetsk airport, and he is a holder of orders “For Courage” 2nd and 3rd degree.

On the night of September 13th to 14th, 2019 he was killed with an enemy sniper’s bullet while performing a combat task near Pavlopil in Donetsk region. At that time, he turned only 34 years old…

The Hero is buried at the Alley of Glory of the Mykulynetske cemetery in Ternopil. However, his parents and schoolmates wanted to eternize Mykhailo’s memory in his native village. Therefore their initiative was supported by the local community, and businessmen of the district and regional authority have joined the financing.

The memorial was created by Ternopil craftsmen – Roman Vilhushynskyi, a sculpture, and Ivan Zhovnych, an architect. In addition, the Hero was commemorated at the regional center, having awarded a title of honorary resident of Ternopil city.

During the unveiling ceremony in Uvysla village, Ternopil mayor Serhii Nadal has said in his speech that one of the streets in a new microdistrict will be named after Mykhailo Tsymbalistyi and a memorial plaque will be placed at façade of Ternopil specialized school no. 29.