Pastor from Donetsk reveals truth about the Russian World in his chronicles
Yet another documentary book about the events in Donetsk in 2014-2015 will be released in the near future, which was prepared by the volunteer and pastor of the Protestant Church, Serghiy Kosyak. He is more famous due to the large-scale humanitarian aid and support he provided to his fellow countrymen – residents of the frontline region. This is written by Uriadovy Courier.
In the chronicle book “Donbas You Did Not Know. A priest’s Diary” the author talks about the events when the carriers of the Russian World were making their first steps on the soil of the Ukrainian Donbas. Serhiy is not just an eyewitness to the events: at that time, he was in Donetsk and was one of the organizers of the “Prayer Marathon”, at which representatives of various religions and denominations gathered on the embankment near the Kalmius River to pray for peace. They were joined by enthusiasts.
Pro-Russian militants cruelly dealt with the participants of the action: Serhiy Kosyak was thrown to the cellar and by miracle he escaped further torture after the beating. And when he found himself at liberty, he organized assistance to the Ukrainian military, actively helped to evacuate people from Donetsk, when the Russian-backed militants, led by a citizen of the Russian Federation, Girkin-Strelkov, had already come there. This is what the book talks about.
"This book is a chronicle, and it is completely based on my posts in social networks in which I used to daily describe what was happening in Donetsk. These are my feelings, impressions and observations, recorded in hot pursuit. These are not the memories that everyone usually writes when events are already the matter of the past, the emotions are erased, but in fact it is a detailed diary of current events,” says the author.
The book will be released in December, while Serhiy Kosyak is preparing another book for publication - about his volunteer activity, including work in the frontline Maryinka, which was in the gray zone in 2015, and many local residents and refugees from Donetsk needed help.