Position Unknown - Major

Unit: 87th Separate Rifle Regiment, 1st Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade, 1st Donetsk Army Corps, 8th Guards Combined Arms Army, Southern Military District, Russian Ministry of Defense (MOD)

Previously: Mi-24 Crew Commander

Cargo ID: #1273

Call Sign: "Vulcan" (Вулкан)

English Name: Andrey Petrovich Vankin

Russian Name: Ванькин Андрей Петрович

Date of Birth: December 22, 1967 (age: 56 years)

Place of Birth: Rostov-on-Don, Rostove Oblast, Russia

Date of Death: May 14, 2024

Place of Death: village of Tonenke (outside of Avdiivka), Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine

"He led groups during the assault on Vodyanoye and the Avdeevka industrial zone, always among the infantry on the front lines. He died in battle near the village of Tonenke."

Social Media: VK.com (private)

Previously Deployed: Chechnya, Central African Republic, Syria

Medal of Suvorov,
Medal "For Courage",
Medal "For Military Valor" 2nd Class,
Medal "For Distinction in Military Service" 1st Class,
Medal "For Distinction in Military Service" 2nd Class,
Medal "For Distinction in Military Service" 3rd Class,
Medal "For the Capture of Avdiivka",
Badge "Officer 1st Class",
Badge "Parachutist",
Badge "Graduation from a Higher Education Institution"

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