"The Heroes do not die! And you, my dear, are not dead,
you will forever remain not only in my heart,
but also in the hearts of all who had known you just a little.
I will not give up, I will live a decent life for the two of us.
Your Flag, Dad, flatters in the yard,
I will not allow anyone to put it down,
I know how glad you were when you put it up.
Eternal memory to you".
A post in a social network made by his son Anatoly Mytnyk
The war takes the best. This truth is confirmed in life stories of families of fallen heroes, about whose fanilies the charitable public platform of targeted assistance People Help The People takes care. "For his family and homeland, he was ready for anything. Deeds, not words prove his love and care about me and our children", the first that Iryna Mytnyk mentions about her husband. The woman says that she met her future husband when he came to her village, to finish the building of the house of his parents. "The family of Anatoly bought a piece of land in the village from which I come (village Nakonechne-1, Yavoriv district, Lviv region). They started to build a house, then we met. It was a love at first sight, I was impressed by his manners and character, and in his voice I felt the force of his soul. When he was near I was like behind a stone wall ", says Iryna Mytnyk.
The nature of Anatoliy Mytnyk was shaped by history and education of his parents. His grandparents repressed in Stalin times and sent to Siberia; his father was a militaryman, from here comes nobility, respect for others, constant calmness and keenness to help. Most of these traits manifested in marriage, in which the Anatoliy's fate brought him not only moments of joy and happiness, but also he had to encounter some troubles, which he passed with dignity. After the birth of the son, the child once had huge singes from boiling water, after which he received disability and tangible consequences of which are still pending. The wife got into a terrible car accident; nearly a year she could not move, was bedridden, had a long rehabilitation but also remained disabled. All this time Anatoliy helped, supported, cared.
Since the beginning of the Revolution of Dignity, Anatoliy felt that the war would continue. "He initially planned to go to Kyiv, but somehow he did not. When I asked him about it, he said that soon we will need to protect Ukraine from the external enemy and there he would be needed more", says the wife of the deceased hero Iryna Mytnyk. After the news about the Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine, Anatoliy Mytnyk went to the local recruiting office, but they refused him. So he decided to go to Dnipropetrovsk. "Anatoliy said that he was just going for a few days on business and soon would call. He did call. And said: "Honey, you can greet me, now I am a soldier of the battalion Dnipro-1. I know that you are strong, but I'm stronger, so you have to defend you". You know, I was not surprised of his choice. But I worried all the time", says Anatoly Mytnyk's wife Iryna.
The couple had an agreement, Anatoliy phoned every morning, and if it turned out that he could not talk, just dialed the number. "I always watched the news. On August 14, 2014 there was a big battle, there were many wounded. Anatoliy called me and said that everything was alright. I asked him to send his picture. He sent it from the hospital, he was all covered in bandages. Later, with injuries, he came home. He mostly worried not for himself, but for his military counterparts. He said that would take the children with him to our Ukrainian Crimea, to the sea, and everything would be fine. Then there was approaching the Independence Day, and Anatoly put up the national flags by the perimeter of the house, and was very glad that they could be seen from different points of the village. Asked us to never take them. Then, no soner than his bandages were taken off he went to Dipropetrovsk to never come back... It is very difficult without him, especially for the daughter Snizhana-Maria", Iryna says with pain.
Iryna Mytnyk received a disability, she cannot work and provide for the children who are experiencing a painful loss of their father and also need medical treatment. Let us not leave in the trouble the family of a fallen Ukrainian soldier Anatoly Mytnyk.
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