Gubanov was one of the Lugansk militiamen, who in the spring of 2014 have not changed the oath of allegiance to Ukraine
The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky was awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine and order “gold Star” to the Colonel of police Sergey Gubanova, who died defending the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
This is stated on the website of the President.
The corresponding decree of the Ukrainian leader signed today, may 21.
“We lost the legendary commander of the battalion “Lugansk-1″. Sergey Gubanov was one of the Lugansk militiamen, who in the spring of 2014 have not changed the oath of allegiance to Ukraine. He wanted to Lugansk again hoisted the blue and yellow flag. The day will come and this dream will be realized. Eternal memory to our hero!” – said the President of Ukraine.
We will remind that the commander of the battalion patrol police special purpose “Lugansk-1” police Colonel Sergey Gubanov died during a job execution command of the headquarters Operations of joint forces in the Novoaydarsky region of the Luhansk region. The Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov reported that the commander of the police battalion “Lugansk-1” Sergey Gubanov died as a result of blasting mines by the militants.
Earlier in November 2019, the commander of the 128th separate mountain assault brigade Colonel Evgeny Korostelev died after being wounded on the frontline