Translated by Olya Lutska and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Rest In Peace To Serhiy Kokurin, hero and warrant officer at The Armed Forces of Ukraine!
During the assault on the 13th photogrammetric center of the Central Military Topographic and Navigation Main Directorate of Operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, while performing his duties, warrant officer Serhiy Viktorovych Kokurin was killed.
A 37-year old warrant officer of ethnic Russian descent, Serhiy Viktorovych Kokurin heroically died on March 18, 2014 while performing his duties (he was stationed on watch) during the assault on the 13th photogrammetric center of the Central Military Topographic and Navigation Main Directorate of Operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Simferopol, Crimea.
Serhiy Kokurin was born on January 1, 1978 in Simferopol. On December 28, 1997 he pledged his allegiance to the Ukrainian people and retained it till the end. During his military service Kokurin went from private to the chief of the unit logistics service.
His colleagues knew him as an unassuming and decent man, a hard-working and smart professional, and a trustworthy friend. Warrant officer Kokurin was repeatedly awarded the Insignia of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense and the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Serhiy Viktorovych was always there for his mother, he was a sympathetic friend, who always understands and supports, for his brother; a loving husband and a caring father to his son. Serhiy didn’t survive the two months till the birth of his second child.
The staff of the 13th photogrammetric center, with a sense of pain and irreparable loss, is grieving and bows their heads to the memory of their comrade, the warrant officer Serhiy Viktorovych Kokurin, and expresses sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
Those who want to provide financial support to the family of the warrant officer Serhiy Viktorovych Kokurin can send money to the bank account of the widow of a soldier:
Unified State Register of enterprises and organizations of Ukraine (EDRPOU) 20971504
account number 26205110392003
for transferring to the main account: 26208635303002
Kokurina Olena Yuriivna