Help Andriy, the son of a Ukrainian soldier Andriy Ishchenko fallen in east Ukraine during Russia-Ukraine conflict
"Your dad is in heaven..."
The family story of Andriy Ishchenko and Natalia Voskoboinyk began with a chance encounter. First, there was communication, shared walks, and a year later - Andriy and Natalia began living together.
Andriy Ishchenko loved to meet with people and was an open man. "It seemed as Andriy wanted to live a fast life. And yet, he was very fond of children, easily found a common language with them. Besides our son Andriy, he has a daughter from his first marriage. He just adored them both them", says Natalia.
Andriy and Natalia wanted to have a child together. And when they learned that they were going have a boy, Andriy was like in the seventh heaven. "He always helped me around, told me to spend more time outdoors, and cared for me much. We started to plan our life, decided to name our son Andriy, like his father", says Natalia.
The time when the family had a son, coincided with the deployment of the fighting with Russian aggression in the Eastern Ukraine. "When the occupation of the Crimea started, he went and enlisted himself in the battalion "Chernihiv", secretly from me and parents. He told us that he went to work in the police; I was very surprised then, but once he decided to dissuade him was impossible. October 6, 2014, he went to the Russia-Ukraine war zone, and he said to us that he was going to a training centre in Kharkiv in 2 weeks ", Natalia tells.
Andriy Ishchenko served in Stanytsia Luhanska settlement, in the battalion of special patrol police "Chernihiv". Phoning home, Andriy told almost nothing, only asked how Natalie and son were doing, and just said that he was well.
Andriy was longing to hug when his beloved, embrace his son, because one day later, his group was to be dislocated back to Chernihiv for rotation. But the fate decided otherwise... On the way to the next checkpoint, the Andriy Ishchenko’s team got in the enemy’s ambush, all who were in the car died.
The Ukraine President Decree number 942/2014 of 19 December 2014, for "personal courage and heroism in defending national sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, high professionalism, exemplary performance of duty and on the occasion of Police Day", Andriy Ishchenko awarded Order "For courage» III degree (posthumously).
Chernihiv region Region
Collected in previous periods: 14 706 uah.