Help fallen Ukraine Army soldier family
6 september 2016

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).


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FAMILY

Now, little Andriy is growing fast, so the family needs children's clothes and toys, and also they need to pay the loan for the purchased home appliances. We hope that you will be able to help the son of Andriy Ishchenko.

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Participant

Ishchenko Andriy

МВС
Chernihiv region
Patrol Battalion of special police "Chernihiv"
35 y.o.
01.25.1979 - 11.16.2014
He died near the bus station in Stanytsia Luhanska, east Ukraine
Battalion of special patrol police "Chernihiv".

From 14:55 to 15:20 November 16th, 2014 armed militants were crossing the river Seversky Donets and opened the fire with automatic weapons and grenade launchers at the patrol car of Interior Ministry battalion "Chernihiv" and the Armed Forces checkpoint near the settlement Stanytsa Luhanska. In the battle with Russia-supported terrorists, Andriy was killed. Together with Andrei were killed police private V. Zapeka and Police Sergeant A. Naydion.

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", was awarded the Order " For courage »III degree (posthumously).

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