26.09.1982 - 26.08.2014
Vasilij Savchenko was killed under artillery fire in Ilovajsk (Donetsk Oblast), where volunteers surrounded by Russian fighters were holding positions under continual fire during the week.
A. Horolsky was killed with Vasilij.
Burial place: Dnepropetrovsk.
Vasilij Savchenko was posthumously awarded an Order for Personal Courage of III degree.(Decree of the Ukrainian President № 873/2014 of November 14, 2014).