A 22-year-old soldier, son of a pastor, was killed in Donbas
This is reported by Obozrevatel.
The deceased serviceman Valery Gerovkin was a native of Kramatorsk. He was the son of a pastor – the guy decided on the first rotation to the Donbas to defend his native Ukraine.
A 22-year-old serviceman of the 93rd Kholodny Yar Separate Mechanized Brigade was killed on December 1 near Novotroyitske after being shot by a sniper. The brothers say that the Russian occupation forces began firing at the positions of the armed forces of Ukraine near Novotroyitske, and Gerovkin was supposed to suppress the enemy's fire activity with a grenade launcher.
When 22-year-old Valery came to the positions of the armed forces of Ukraine, an enemy sniper shot at the serviceman and killed him. On December 4, a farewell ceremony for the deceased soldier was held in Kramatorsk.
"His father explained to him that life in our reality is also a risk, anything can happen. But at the front, the risk is many times higher. He replied to his father that he knew perfectly well that he could be wounded and even killed. He consciously went to the service," said the pastor, who is friends with the family of the deceased serviceman.
During the farewell ceremony for the deceased, pastor and chaplain Gennady Mokhnenko addressed the Russians-citizens of the aggressor country, "Patriot of Donbas" reports.
In particular, Gennady Mokhnenko said: "We did not raise our sons for the war. And indeed, we never thought that those who read the same books and watched the same movies as us as children. Those who supported the same football teams with us will come and kill someday."
Gennady Mokhnenko hopes that one day the Russians will understand what they have done in Ukraine and ask for forgiveness on their knees:
"I hope that one day we will see them kneel and apologize somewhere in our cemeteries dotted with boys and girls, soldiers and civilians. I hope that one day they will understand what they have done."
The day before his death at the front, a 22-year-old soldier of the armed forces of Ukraine gave his last interview.