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Rivne citizens ask to rename a street after the late soldier and journalist Taras Davydiuk

10.11.2023, 17:18
Photo: Tetyana Lushchenko on Facebook
Photo: Tetyana Lushchenko on Facebook

Rivne citizens have initiated an address to the Commission for City Objects Naming, asking them to rename a street after Taras Davydiuk, a fallen soldier and the "Horyn Info" editor-in-chief, reports "Horyn Info".

The address was initiated by the NGO "Rivne – TACMED".

"We ask all NGOs, foundations, charity organizations, other enterprises and institutions, everyone who cares to sign this address to the Commission," writes Tatyana Vorontsova, a representative of "Rivne – TACMED".

So far, over 60 organizations have signed the address. Anyone can join the initiative.

As IMI reported, Taras Davydyuk died on November 3 on the outskirts of Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia oblast. He served in the in the 14th separate mechanized regiment.

In an interview with IMI a year ago, Taras Davydiuk said that he enlisted after the Revolution of Dignity. At first he served he served in the volunteer battalion "Harpoon", as well as in the "Peacemaker" regiment. At various times of his service, he was a scout, a machine gunner and a mortarman, and has been to many hot spots.

In the intervals between service, Taras Davydiuk was a journalist and public activist. He was a "Plast" scout, a member of the Youth Movement and an oblast branch manager of the Youth Nationalist Congress and the Rivne oblast organization Active Youth.

In late September, Taras Davydiuk announced his engagement to Tetyana Lushchenko, a fellow "Plast" scout, psychologist and lecturer at the National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy". On October 27, Taras wrote on Facebook: "Today there is no and cannot be a more important matter than the war. And everyone should realize this. And not only realize, but also act accordingly."

In his interview with IMI, Taras Davydyuk said that he had many plans for life, including, in addition to Ukraine's victory, to complete a book about the volunteer battalion where he served, to come back to journalism and keep fighting for truth and his ideals.

Taras' wake took place in Kyiv on November 7; the next day, November 8, he was buried in Rivne. Hundreds of Rivne citizens, members of the Rivne branch of "Plast", and activists came to bid farewell to Taras Davydiuk.

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