Today, the employees of the intelligence agency of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine headed by the Chief of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine Colonel General Vasyl Burba along with Maksym Shapoval’s relatives have attended a grave site of the Hero.
Archpriest Kostiantyn has conducted a service for the perished General Shapoval, having remembered in it General Hennadii Vorobiov and General Andrii Taranov, who are buried next to him, as well as has sanctified a gravestone on his grave.
Intelligence officers have paid the tribute to memory of the Hero of Ukraine with the minute of silence and laid flowers to the monument.
On June 27, 2017, as a result of a bold terrorist attack planned by Russian special services, the Chief of the Special Reserve of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine Maksym Shapoval tragically perished.
Since the beginning of the Russian armed aggression, Colonel Shapoval performed tasks on the protection of independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine in the anti-terrorist operation area. He was a participant of the fiercest battles of 2014–2015. He was directly involved in the liberation of several Ukrainian occupied towns, in battles for strategically important hill – Savur-Mohyla, as well as in planning and conducting reconnaissance raids into the deep rear area of the enemy. He made a considerable personal contribution to the process of documenting evidence regarding the presence of the armed forces of the aggressor-country – Russia on the territory of our state.
According to a Decree of the President of Ukraine, dated by 30 June 2017, Colonel Shapoval Maksym Mykhailovych was promoted to the rank of Major General (posthumously). His name will permanently remain in the lists of the military unit that he commanded and was written in the Book of Glory of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine.
According to a Decree of the President of Ukraine, dated by 7 September 2017, Major General Maksym Shapoval was awarded with the “Golden Star” Order of Hero of Ukraine (posthumously) for courage and heroism displayed in the protection of state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, for his considerable contribution to strengthening state defence capability and security, selfless service to the Ukrainian people.
Heroes do not die! They live as long as we remember them!
Glory to Ukraine!
Glory to Heroes!