Russian special forces captain Tonkikh Vasily Vasilievich was killed in Ukraine in August 2022 while rescuing wounded comrades near Vuhledar. He had previously participated in the fighting in Mariupol.
Rosgvardiya Spetsnaz Captain Тонких Василий Васильевич (Tonkikh Vasily Vasilievich), a special forces company commander, participated in the fighting in Mariupol and was killed by a mine when “pulling wounded comrades from under fire” near Vuhledar, Ukraine in August ’22.
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Rosgvardiya Spetsnaz Captain Vasily Vasilievich Tonkikh tragically lost his life while serving in Ukraine. The brave special forces company commander participated in the intense fighting in Mariupol and was killed by a mine during a heroic act of rescuing wounded comrades near Vuhledar in August 2022.
Captain Tonkikh’s selfless dedication and courage in the face of danger exemplify the sacrifices made by military personnel. He fearlessly put his own life on the line to save others, pulling wounded comrades from under fire. His commitment to his fellow soldiers and his willingness to risk everything for their safety will forever be remembered.
The news of Captain Tonkikh’s death was shared on social media by the account “KIU – Russian Officers killed in Ukraine,” which pays tribute to fallen soldiers. The account also included a photograph of the brave captain, showcasing his proud and determined demeanor.
The loss of Captain Tonkikh serves as a solemn reminder of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the toll it has taken on those involved. It is a stark representation of the bravery and sacrifice displayed by the military personnel who continue to fight for their country.
The memory of Captain Vasily Vasilievich Tonkikh will undoubtedly live on, as his legacy of selflessness and heroism inspires others to honor his sacrifice and support those who continue to serve on the front lines..