Oleh Mikhniuk

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Oleh Mikhniuk
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Born(1965-10-27)27 October 1965
Mala Divitsa, Ukrainian SSR
Died20 August 2014(2014-08-20) (aged 48)
Novosvitlivka, Luhansk Oblast
Allegiance Soviet Union
 Ukraine
Service/branchSoviet Army
Armed Forces of Ukraine
Ukrainian Ground Forces
56th Guards Air Assault Brigade
Aidar Battalion
Battles/warsSoviet-Afghan War
War in Donbass

Oleh Mikhniuk (Ukrainian, Міхнюк Олег Іванович, October 27, 1965 – August 20, 2014) was a Ukrainian activist and soldier. He served in the armed forces of the Soviet Union during the Soviet–Afghan War. He participated in the Euromaidan. He was killed in action fighting against the rebel forces in the Donbass. He was a recipient of Ukraine's Order of Gold Star and the Order for Courage. On August 21, 2015, he was posthumously made a Hero of Ukraine.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

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