23 February, several hundred Odessa residents paid last tribute to two soldiers from Azov volunteer battalion from Odessa killed by Russian invaders on 15 February.
Mykola Troitskyi (call sign Akela) and Oleksandr Kutuzakyi (call sign Kutuz) were killed near Shyrokyne on 15 February after “CEASEFIRE” was announced.
Initially it was planned to conduct the farewell ceremony with closed coffins, but under request of Oleksandr’s mother his coffin was opened. The woman wanted the world to know what Russian invaders did to Ukrainian
soldiers. The face of her son was crippled, his ears cut off.
RIP, Ukrainian heroes!
EMPR, Aleksandra Demskaya contributed to the article, photo credits: dumskaya.net, mayak.org.ua
and Bohdan Osinskyi.