Oleksandr Makhov is a journalist and fighter of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
He has an Instagram page (4,325 followers).
“War correspondent, combatant, migrant from Lugansk. International journalist,” Makhov wrote in his profile.
Oleksandr Alexander Makhov swarmed on April 17, 1986 in Lugansk, Ukraine.
Moved to Kyiv.
He worked as a correspondent on TV channels “Ukraine” and “Ukraine-24”.
From November 1, 2021, he began working on the Dom TV channel.
Oleksandr Makhov has a son, Vladislav.
The bride of Oleksandr Makhov is Ukrainian TV correspondent Anastasia Blishchik.
In February 2022, Makhov went to the Armed Forces of Ukraine to fight against the Russian invaders who invaded Ukraine.
“This is what Ukrainian land looks like after Russian attacks. Down there are Ukrainian fighters. Near Izyum, my stubborn unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine repulsed the assault of the Russian army. The Russians stormed after a long art preparation – tanks in the amount of at least 10 pieces. Behi with infantry. Helicopters. Villagers, foremen, cooks extinguish the “second army of the world.” I want you to be proud of our army. We are fighting our country. For our home. Believe in the APU,” he wrote on Facebook on April 30, 2022.
This was his last post.
How Oleksandr Makhov died
Oleksandr Makhov died on May 4, 2022, in the battles near the city of Izyum, Kharkiv region, Ukraine.
This, in particular, was announced by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
“Today, the famous journalist Oleksandr Makhov died. In the Kharkiv region, in the battles near Izyum. He was 36 years old. My sincere condolences to family and friends. Let his son Vladislav know: Russia will answer for death. We will definitely win for Ukraine. I’m sure it was Alexander’s dream. We will implement it. Eternal memory to him and all our heroes who gave their lives for Ukraine!” Zelensky said.
“I do not believe it! It can not be true! My Sasha wanted to live! And he’s alive! Please tell me this is a bug! Tell me,” wrote Anastasia Blishchik on Facebook.
The death of Oleksandr Makhov was dedicated to the post of the TV channel “Ukraine”.
“Sasha Makhov died on the front lines… Our friend, comrade, colleague, colleague… For eight years he was a correspondent for the Ukraine and Ukraine 24 channels,” the Facebook post says.
“Pain, anger, and hatred for the orcs tear the soul. But the memory of Sasha demands to be strong like he was. Sasha Makhov has always been the first, always at the forefront of life, always at the forefront of the most important events. An honest, open, uncompromising, reliable young man from Lugansk,” the post says.
Since 2014, he went to the front as a journalist.
In 2015, he changed the microphone to a machine gun and volunteered for the front to return his native Luhansk to Ukraine.
In 2017, he was the first Ukrainian journalist at the Ukrainian station in Antarctica.
In 2020, he was the only Ukrainian journalist on board the plane that evacuated Ukrainian citizens from Wuhan, which was engulfed by the coronavirus, to their homeland. And then I spent another two weeks with them in quarantine in Novye Sanzhary.
“And everywhere he worked, created his fantastic stories about people and people. Sasha shot hundreds of stories that have already become history. On February 24, 2022, Sasha went to war… He was in the bloodiest massacre near Izyum, and we all followed his news from the front line on social networks and caught our breath – alive… We congratulated Sasha and his fiancee, our colleague, Nastya Blishchik on the decision to get married and smiled when they saw that Sasha’s engagement ring is very symbolic – a grenade ring. Yes, even in hell, Sasha Makhov did not lose his sense of humor and faith in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, ”the channel reports.
“Sasha Makhov always asked us to believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. We believe. We share our grief with Sasha’s family and friends. We support his fiancee Nastya and son Vladislav. We believe that victory will be ours. Rest in peace, friend. The entire staff of “Media Group Ukraine”, colleagues, your native editorial staff – we all express our condolences to the families and friends of the military commander-hero, a true patriot of Ukraine Oleksandr Makhov. Heroes don’t die! Glory to Ukraine!” – adds a TV channel.
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