Regiment Commander - Colonel

Unit: 1486th Motorized Rifle Regiment ("Leningrad Regiment"), 6th Combined Arms Army, Western Military District

One of the last tasks of the regiment was the defense of positions on the southern shore of the Berkhovsky reservoir.
The "Leningrad Regiment" was formed mainly from the St. Petersburg mobilized.

Cargo ID: #885

Call Sign: "Zhenya" (Женя)

English Name: Yevgeny Alexandrovich Vashunin / Vashutin

Russian Name: Вашунин Евгений Александрович

Date of Birth: February 7, 1976 (age: 47 years)

Place of Birth: Village of Knyaz-Volkonskoye, Khabarovsk Territory, Russia

Place of Death: Unknown (Mortar Shell "..the injuries turned out to be incompatible with life.")

His last position before participating in the war was as a teacher at the Department of Tactics and Operational Art of the Military Academy of Logistics.

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Education: St. Petersburg Higher Combined Arms Command School (Graduated 1998)

Previously Deployed: North Caucasus, Georgia

Awards: Hero of Russia (ph.), Medal "Order of Merit for the Fatherland, II degree", Medal of Zhukov, Medal "For Military Valor" 1st Class, Medal "For Military Valor" 2nd Class, Medal "For Strengthening Military Cooperation", 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 Participation in the Military Parade on Victory Day", Badge "Graduation from a Higher Education Institution"

Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg Alexander Belsky expressed his condolences in connection with the death of Colonel Yevgeny Vashutin. He was mortally wounded on July 14, when, together with the detachment, he tried to help the Storm fighters who were surrounded.

"He decided to come to the aid of the Storm detachment, which found itself in the operational encirclement of Ukrainian militants. The colonel and the support group advanced to meet the detachment. Their movement was noticed by the enemy, the commander and his fighters engaged the enemy. During the clash, Colonel Vashunin was cut off from his fellow soldiers and seriously wounded. Despite the self-help measures taken, he died, selflessly fighting until the last minute," Belsky said.

The head of the parliament said that the commander of the Leningrad Regiment was awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation posthumously.
Evgeniy Alexandrovich is survived by his wife and two children...
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