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10 Facts About Denys Prokopenko
Denys Prokopenko is known as Redis an old football fan nickname which became his military call sign.
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Denys Prokopenko's subordinates are reported to address him informally as “Brother Redis” or “Comrade Redis”.
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Denys Prokopenko graduated from the Department of Germanic Philology at Kyiv National Linguistic University, where he earned a degree with a specialty in teaching English.
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Denys Prokopenko played sports, and was one of the enthusiastic football fans of the football club Dynamo Kyiv.
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From 11 July 2014 Denys Prokopenko has participated in the War in Donbas, initially as an enlisted soldier and then as leader of a platoon and a company.
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Major Denis Denys Prokopenko received the highest honor “for bravery, for effective tactics to repel enemy attacks, and for protection of the hero city of Mariupol.
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On 12 April 2022, Denys Prokopenko appeared in a video message, to report on charges that Russian chemical weapons had been dropped onto Mariupol in a drone attack: “yesterday the occupiers used a poisonous substance of unknown origin against military and civilians in Mariupol.
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