In memory of a brother - a word about the Volunteer

16 August 2015 16:48  889104824 0105858
In memory of a brother - a word about the Volunteer

Vasyl Lavkay, fighter of the Right Sector was buried yesterday in Mukachevo district.

He is officially the first fallen soldier of the Volunteer Ukrainian Corps from Transcarpathia.

He had the call sign "Bison", took active part in the conflict in the East and had an undeniable patriotic position. He was survived by a young wife with a baby.

The Right Sector of Transcarpathia honors the memory of their brother. That's what colleagues say about him:

"Friend "Bison" lived a life of an ordinary Transcarpathian, difficult childhood, began to earn money early, was a quick learner, would not shy away from any work. He was known as a good hunter and master of all trades in all the neighboring villages and in Mukachevo. He was a happy father of a 9-month-old daughter and had a beautiful wife. Like most residents of our region, he would repeatedly go to work in Europe, but always come back home.

He was one of the best hunters of Transcarpathia, he could to track down and hunt any game, sometimes with bare hands. When one winter, a lone wolf was terrorizing the village at nights, people asked Vasyl to track him down.

When the Russian-Ukrainian war started, unlike many friends, who were hiding from conscription, he voluntarily joined the Right Sector to defend his homeland and went to the front.

Vasyl told few people about his decision to go to war. In the intervals between combat training, he would live everyday life, help fellow-villagers and go hunting. So, for many people, the deaths of the friend "Bison" on the eastern front was a shock.

"Bison" was a true patriot and a faithful friend. Patient, but always ready for action, as befits a hunter."

Rest in peace, Volunteer!

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