"It’s unspeakably hard to live without a loved and loving father..."
The future spouses Liudmyla and Oleksandr met on Saint Valentine's Day. Liudmyla liked him for his sense of humour, willingness to help and support those in need.
The future Ukrainian Army soldier and a veteran of Russia-Ukraine conflict, Oleksandr Sofiyenko worked as an electric locomotive engineer. He liked the work, since his childhood he loved the railroad. Together with his wife, they raised three beautiful children: son Eugene, and daughters Elizabeth and Catherine.
The husband always found time to be more with his family and children. "They went fishing, walked in the park, cooked together. Oleksandr could always give an advice or provide support. He was a loving father and good husband", says the wife of the deceased Ukrainian soldier.
When the Russia-Ukraine war in the Eastern Ukraine started, Oleksandr Sofiyenko could not stay at home, so he went to the front in DOmbas, east Ukraine to defend his country, his wife and children.
He returned home from the war, but his life was cut short.
Now the children of Oleksandr Sofiyenko are missing their father. They long for him and often recall him. They live with their mother Liudmyla Sofiyenko in an appartment which need repair. Also the children need shoes and clothes.