Senyuk Taras Mikhailovich was the commander of the 1st Airborne assault battalion 95th separate airborne brigade of highly mobile airborne troops of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel.
He was born on June 22, 1980 in Kolomyja Ivano-Frankivsk region. In 1997 he graduated the secondary school №6 city of Coloma.
He was in the Armed Forces of Ukraine since 1997. In 2001 he graduated with honors airmobile faculty of the Odessa Institute of Land Forces (2006 - Military Institute of Odessa National Polytechnic University, in 2011 - Odessa Military Academy) and was sent for further service in the 95 th separate airborne brigade highly mobile airborne troops ( Zhytomyr city), to the post of commander of airmobile platoon. In 2003 he took part in the peacekeeping mission in Iraq as commander of a mechanized reconnaissance platoon. After returning home he continued to serve as commander of airborne company. And in 2007 he took part in the peacekeeping mission in Kosovo. After which he was appointed chief of staff of the 13th separate airmobile battalion of the 95th separate airborne brigade of highly mobile airborne troops (military unit A1910 Town Zhytomyr). In 2013 he was appointed commander of the 1st Airborne assault battalion of the 95th separate airborne brigade of highly mobile airborne troops (military unit A0281 Town Zhytomyr).
In the spring of 2014 he took part in the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine.
In June 3, 2014 during a combat mission to destroy enemy checkpoint near the town of Slavyansk (Donetsk region) Task Force, which he commanded, took the fight. Colonel Senyuk skillfully directed the actions of the personnel, but he was killed by sniper bullets.
Colonel (06/06/2014, posthumously).
On June 7, 2014 he was buried in the central city cemetery Kolomyia Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast ( Dovbysh Str.).
According to the Decree of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko №546 / 2014 of 20 June 2014 for the exceptional courage and heroism in defending the territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine, the Ukrainian nation sacrificial service Colonel Taras Mikhailovich Senyuk was posthumously awarded the title Hero of Ukraine and the order "Golden Star".
In 2014 Taras Mikhailovich Senyuk was awarded the title "Honorary Citizen of Kolomna" (posthumously).
In December 2014 the Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ukrposhta and the Ministry of Defense and the National Guard of Ukraine launched a series of art marked envelopes titled "Glory to the Heroes!". On one of the envelopes Hero of Ukraine, Colonel Taras Senyuk was depicted.
On May 23, 2015 in Slavyansk Donetsk region (in the neighborhood Semenovka) a memorial sign was establishef for fallen soldiers of the National Guard of Ukraine, highly mobile airborne troops and the Security Service of Ukraine on the territory of the Slavic Donetsk region, including the Hero of Ukraine Taras Senyuk .
On May 29, 2015 in Coloma on the facade of the building of secondary school number 6 (Leontovych street, 14), where Hero of Ukraine Taras Senyuk studied, the memorial plague was established.
The wife and the daughter remain.
He was awarded:
- Medal "Defender of Motherland";
- Medal "10 Years of the Armed Forces of Ukraine";
- Medal "15 years of the Armed Forces of Ukraine";
- Medal "For honest service" third degree;
- Honorary breastplate Chief of General Staff - Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine "for achievements in the military" II degree;
- Honorary breastplate Commander of Land Forces of Ukraine "For excellent service in the Airborne Forces Land Forces of Ukraine";
- The medal "15 years of Airborne Forces Land Forces of Ukraine";
- The medal "20 years of highly mobile airborne troops of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine";
- For the Iraq campaign medal (USA);
- Medal NATO "Non-Article 5".