Kyiv farewell for combat medic and journalist killed on frontline

Memorial service for Iryna Tsybukh at St. Michael's Cathedral
Memorial service for Iryna Tsybukh at St. Michael's Cathedral

A memorial service was held in Kyiv for Iryna Tsybukh, a 25-year-old prominent Ukrainian combat medic with the Hospitallers Battalion, volunteer, and journalist, call sign Cheka, who was killed during a rotation on the frontline in the Kharkiv Oblast on May 29.

The service took place at St. Michael's Cathedral, followed by a farewell ceremony in Independence Square. During the ceremony, Tsybukh's comrades, relatives, and colleagues sang ten songs that she had chosen herself.

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The funeral service will be held in Lviv on June 3.

The Hospitallers Battalion posted Tsybukh's farewell wishes on Facebook:

"Instead of flowers, please donate to the battalion and help the families of the victims. No artificial flowers or plastic. Clothing — embroidery or camouflage (for active military and veterans)."

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She had served as a military paramedic in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions since 2015. Before the full-scale Russian invasion, she was the head of the regional broadcasting department of the public broadcaster Suspilne.

Her achievements have been recognized with several awards, including the Ukrainska Pravda 100, Power of Women, and the Order of Merit III degree for her contributions to the development of independent broadcasting and the protection of the state.

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