The head of Chuvashia, Oleg Nikolaev, handed over the star of the Hero of Russia to the relatives of Private Alexander Starchkov, who died in Ukraine. He died saving his colleagues, the governor said
Private Alexander Starchkov, who died in Ukraine, was posthumously awarded the title of Hero of Russia for rescuing his colleagues during a special military operation, he said on his VKontakte page. governor of Chuvashia Oleg Nikolaev.
“Private Alexander Starchkov was posthumously awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation for his services to the state and people, for his heroic deed and the salvation of his comrades,” The report says.
The press service of the administration of Chuvashia said that the governor handed the star of the Hero of Russia to Starchkov's relatives. “The head of Chuvashia expressed deep condolences to the families and friends of the deceased soldier, as well as gratitude to Father Ivan Nikolayevich for the worthy upbringing of his son,” — noted in the message.
Private Starchkov served as the driver of an automobile platoon of a material support company. During a special operation in Ukraine, he volunteered for a special intelligence group. At the cost of his own life, Starchkov saved 12 people, the report says. A bronze bust is planned to be erected in memory of the deceased in October.
“Alexander's act debunked the myth that today's youth are not capable of self-sacrifice. Young people commit conscious actions that show that the spirit of a warrior lives in every heart of a soldier, and that is why our country is strong, — said Nikolaev.
Starchkov died on April 30, the funeral took place on May 12 in his native Alatyrsky district of Chuvashia, the local portal pg21.ru wrote, citing the family of the serviceman. He was 21 years old, he served under a contract, Starchkov's relatives said. The portal also reported that the deceased was posthumously awarded the Order of Courage.
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