Deputy Commander - Lieutenant Colonel

Unit: 39th Helicopter Regiment (Dzhankoy) , 27th Composite Aviation Division, 4th Air and Air Defense Forces Army, Southern Military District

Cargo ID: #308

English Name: Victor Igorevich Pakholsky

Russian Name: Пахольский Виктор Игоревич

Date of Birth: October 4, 1983 (age: 38 years)

Place of Birth: Pugachev, Saratov region, Russia

Place of Death: Zmiinyi Island ("Snake Island"), Odesa Oblast, Black Sea, Ukraine

Education: Syzran Higher Military Aviation School of Pilots.

Awards: medal "For Courage", Order of Courage (ph.), others under investigation

Today came the mournful news.
On June 30, Lieutenant Colonel Victor Igorevich Pakholsky, Deputy Commander of the 39th Helicopter Regiment, died in combat.
Since 2017, Victor Igorevich had been providing assistance to the Military Patriotic Center "SIVASH" (one of the participants of the (one of the participants of the rally) a huge effective assistance in the organization, preparation and conduct of military-patriotic and educational activities.
A combat officer awarded with the Medal of Honor modestly told about his heroic deeds and taught the children friendship and comradeship. It was thanks to him that parade uniform POST №1 appeared in the Center.
We remember the historical and geographical dictations organized in the unit for our young men, we remember the meetings with the heroes-aviators!
Eternal memory to the hero!
We will never forget you, Comrade Lieutenant Colonel!

Info on the 39th Helicopter Regiment:

IMINT Analysis – 39th Helicopter Regiment, Dzhankoy Air Base – Crimea - Rochan Consulting
Russian 4th Air and Air Defence Army (HQ Rostov-on-Don) controls three aviation regiments in Crimea. There is the 37th Composite Aviation Regiment deployed at Gvardeyskoye. It has one squadron each of Su-24Ms and Su-25SM. The 38th Fighter Aviation Regiment stations at Belbek and is equipped with tw…

During the Northern Military District, in the area of ​​Zmeiny Island, he died in battle on June 30, 2022, showing heroism, courage and perseverance.
For his heroism, courage and perseverance, Viktor Igorevich Pakholsky was awarded the Order of Courage - posthumously.

Exceprt from Wiki on Snake Island
On 27 June, Ukrainian officials released footage of Ukrainian forces conducting 10 precision strikes on the island. A second Pantsir-S1 was reportedly destroyed in the attack. The Russian MoD denied that their system was destroyed and instead claimed that their Pantsir system destroyed 12 rockets and a Ukrainian Su-25. Ukraine's southern command stated that there was an ongoing operation to recapture the island.
These regular attacks against the island and its resupply ships made the Russian position untenable. According to Ukrainian officials, the Russian Air Force attacked Ukrainian rocket and artillery positions in the Odesa Oblast with Su-35 fighters in order to reduce the intensity of the Ukrainian attacks on Snake Island. Three Kh-31D missiles were reportedly fired, but Ukrainians claimed no casualties or damages were reported. On 29 June, Ukrainian forces claimed to have destroyed one of four helicopters, possibly a Ka-52, that were approaching the island during a search and rescue operation.
On 30 June, Russian forces retreated in what has been described as a major Ukrainian victory and a propaganda coup.Russia claimed that their troops had completed their assigned tasks and that the move was a "goodwill gesture" to demonstrate that Russia was not preventing the establishment of a shipping corridor to allow the export of grain from Odesa, while Ukraine claimed that they forced the Russians to withdraw in two speedboats through artillery and missile attacks; photos show the island enveloped in smoke.

Two other Known Deaths on Snake Island these two by Bayraktor:

Zaur Omarov
🚫Rank Corrected - “Commander of the landing boat with the rank of senior midshipman as a major was born in 1977. After 20 years of service in the military unit № 40153 of the Caspian Flotilla, he was called by the military enlistment office of the city of Kaspiysk to the
Yuri Kukushkin
Boat Captain (Project 11770 “Serna”) Landing Craft - Major Actual Rank: Navy Captain (3rd Rank) (promoted April, 2022) Unit: 170th Minesweeper Division, Black Sea Fleet, Southern Military District Previously: Caspian Flotilla Cargo ID: #214 Full Name: Yuri Yuryevich Kukushkin Russian Name: Кукушкин Юрий Юрьевич Date of Birth: May 31, 1986