Vice-president of Ukraine’s Chess Federation killed at the front

Source: Ukrainian Chess Federation

Artem Sachuk, the vice-president of the Chess Federation of Ukraine, died at the front during the Russian-Ukrainian war. He was in the ranks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces from the first days of the full-scale Russian invasion.

‘Ukrainian volunteer soldier Artem Sachuk died in the war of liberation against the Russian occupiers – a well-known chess figure, vice-president of the Chess Federation of Ukraine, organizer of many Ukrainian and international competitions’, the statement says.

Artem Sachuk, a native of Zhytomyr, worked as a project manager in the reform office of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine until February 24, 2022. He also had his own business and previously headed the Regional Development Agency of Zhytomyr Region.

During the war, he held different positions in the Ukrainian army. On April 7, 2023, he received the medal ‘For military service to Ukraine’ for personal courage shown in the defense of the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, selfless performance of military duty.

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