Ukrainian of the French Legion to be buried in his homeland
The deceased in Mali, a soldier of the French foreign legion of the senior brigadier (main corporal) Dmitry Martynyuk will be buried in his native country, in Ukraine.
This was reported to the correspondent of Ukrinform at the consular and legal service of the Embassy of Ukraine in France.
On the eve of the Hôtel National des Handicapés in Paris, a farewell ceremony was held with all military honors to the Ukrainian who died in Mali. It was chaired by the Chief of Land Staff of the French Armed Forces, General General Thierry Burcard.
France is in a state of emergency, the ceremony was held with limited access. In particular, the parents and brother of Dmitry Martynyuk attended the mourning event.
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The deceased being part of the French Foreign Legion, the Ukrainian posthumously awarded the next military rank of superior brigade chief (main corporal).
According to Ukrinform, the Ukrainian Dmitry Martynyuk, in the French Foreign Legion, died on May 1 of wounds sustained on April 23 in Mali following the use of an improvised explosive device.
Dmitry Martynyuk was born on August 28, 1991 in Khmelnitsky. In the Foreign Legion began its service in 2015.
Condolences for the death of the Ukrainian were expressed by French President Emmanuel Macron, Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parley, the command of the land forces, and his colleagues.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru