Yakimov Alexander Valeriyovych was the senior gunner of mortar platoon mortar battery of the 13th separate airmobile battalion of the 95th separate airborne brigade of highly mobile airborne troops of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the senior soldier.
He was born on June 4, 1993 in the village of Kulinichi , Kharkiv district, Kharkiv region (since 2012 as part of the Frunze district of Kharkiv). He was Ukrainian. In 2011 he graduated the Kulynychivska secondary school №175, Kharkiv. In parallel, he studied at Kulynychivska interschool training and production №1 village Vilhivka Kharkiv district, Kharkiv region.
Since autumn 2011 he had the military service under contract in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He served as senior gunner mortar platoon mortar battery of the 13th separate airmobile battalion of the 95th separate airborne brigade of highly mobile airborne troops of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (military unit A1910 Town Zhytomyr).
In the spring of 2014 he took part in the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine.
On May 13, 2014 during a combat mission by escorting (accompaniment) calculations 82-millimeter mortars 2B-9 and the food at checkpoints on the outskirts of the village Oktjabrskoe Slavic Donetsk region, about 12.30 hours the column was fired from ambush. Militants attacked with grenades and shot with small arms fire. More 30-40 attackers arrived in ambush in advance and were located along the river in the bushes. The first shots of the grenades fell into second APC engine that caught fire and GAZ-66. The soldiers took the fight, which killed 6 soldiers and injured eight different degrees of severity. During this battle a senior soldier Yakimov was killed.
On May 16, 2014 he was buried in the cemetery of the former village Kulinichi (Frunze district, Kharkiv).
He was awarded the Order "For courage" of III degree (26.7.2014, posthumously).
The wife and the newborn son remain.