On March 13th, 2015, 3 servicemen of the “Essence of Time” unit conducted independent reconnaissance at the Ukrainian army’s positions in the area of ventilation shaft of “Butovka” mine. They were noted on their way back. Getting out of the shelling, the group stepped on landmine. The commander, the experienced soldier Denis Sukharev (callsign Sukhar) died at the site. Aleksey Tarasenko (callsign Alpinist), a young guy, the volunteer from Ulan-Ude of the group, accepted a fight despite being severely injured. Leon got a fragment of the explosive device in his forearm. He was trying to pull Alpinist to our positions while shooting back. Aleksey died in Leon’s arms.
People will always remember each of those, who gave their lives for their brothers-in-arms. Eternal glory!