15.02.1987 - 29.08.2014
Yuri Matushchak was killed on the road between Gorbatenko farm and Novokaterinovka village on so called «Green route» while moving away from Ilovajsk’s trap. At the 3rd of September 2014 his body with bodies of 96 other dead servicemen in Ilovajsk’s trap was got in Dnepropetrovsk’s mortuary. On the 16th of October 2014 the soldier was buried as unidentified hero. He was identified by DNA testing.
Burial place: Dnepropetrovsk, Krasnopolsk’ cemetery.
Yuri Matushchak was posthumously awarded an Order for Personal Courage of III degree.
(Decree of the Ukrainian President № 270/2015 of May 15, 2015).