Among the buried were found both Ukrainian servicemen and women, children, and the elderly. The photo of the deceased with his hand in Ukrainian bracelets was identified. He turned out to be a sportsman and dog handler, a fighter of the 93rd Brigade "Kholodnyi Yar", Sergey Sova. His wife was able to identify him from the remains.
Sergei himself was from the city of Nikopol and had volunteered for military service in the Ukrainian Air Force. In 2014, the Nikopol resident was mobilised in the first wave. During the ATO in the east of the country, he was part of the 93rd separate mechanised brigade, Kholodnyi Yar, defending Peski and delivering ammunition to Donetsk airport. A year later he was demobilised, but then he went back to the front as a senior gunner. He received numerous awards for his exemplary service.
He was left with two children.