Wagner Officer

Unit: Wagner PMC (formerly Deputy Commander of the 98th Guards Airborne Division)

Cargo ID: #918

English Name: Valentin Nikolaevich Konovalov

Russian Name: Коновалов Валентин Николаевич

Date of Birth: June 17, 1972 (age: 50 years)

Place of Birth: Donetsk, Ukraine

Education: Kyiv Higher Tank Engineering School (in his senior year he transferred to Russia to continue his studies)

Awards: Order of Courage, Medal "For Military Valor" 1st Class, Medal "For Military Valor" 2nd Class

By 2006, he was deputy technician of the 217th Guards Airborne Ivanovo Order of Kutuzov, 3rd degree regiment, 98th Guards Airborne Svirskaya Red Banner Order of Kutuzov, 2nd degree division, guard lieutenant colonel.
He took part in hostilities and was awarded the Order of Courage.
He rose to the rank of deputy commander of the 98th Guards Airborne Svirskaya Red Banner Order of Kutuzov 2nd class armament division (since 2013), guard colonel.
As part of a private military company, he participated in the Special Military Operation in Ukraine.
Killed while performing a combat mission on January 28, 2023.
He was buried in the city of Ivanovo, at the Balino cemetery. In August 2023, the grave was damaged by fire, but was restored by veterans of the 98th Airborne Division.
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