Within the framework of decommunisation in Ukraine, the Mayor of Cherkasy Anatolii Bondarenko has recently signed a decree “On renaming the toponymy objects of the city of Cherkasy”, pursuant to which 62 city objects will be renamed. In particular, “Nyzhiokomsomolska” street will be renamed after Senior Lieutenant Podolianchuk.
Yevhen Petrovych Podolianchuk is Senior Lieutenant, commander of the Special Forces reconnaissance group of the 3rd separate Special Forces regiment. From the first days of the anti-terrorist operation, he heroically protected our state from Russian terrorist invaders. He died in September, 2014, during the defense of Donetsk airport. According to the decree of the President of Ukraine, he was posthumously awarded the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi, III degree, for personal courage and heroism, showed while protecting state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Moreover, Yevhen was posthumously awarded the commemorative medal "For Service to Cherkasy", I degree, and the highest award of the National Scout Organization of Ukraine - "Iron Plast Cross".