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Family of Fallen Hero – Petro Kizim

Petro Kizim’s widow and their little son (2013 year of birth) are native to Cherkasy region, Ukraine. Petro Kizim was 24 years old on March 5, 2015 sitting in a truck with his friend and neighbour Oleksandr Behersky when a deadly strike killed Petro on spot. Family of Petro Kizim is one the first families supported by the I CARE program since it was announced in June 2015.

Family of Fallen Hero – Vadym Shalatovsky

Natalia and her 2 kids lost their husband and dad in a crucial battle last year. In September of 2014, Vadym had been only 9 days in the army when his car was shot through and he was killed. For many months Natalia was waiting for news from him, not knowing what happened to him. At the beginning of this year, his body was identified and in March 2015 he finally made it home and was buried. Since then Natalia and the kids have been living on the pension of her mother, so far there is no support from the government in any form.

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Family of Fallen Hero – Dmytro Rudenko

When journalists found the house of Dmytro Rudenko, the fallen warrior’s two-year-old son was the first to greet them. They were disarmed by the sincere smile of the boy who never again would see his father alive. So began our acquaintance with the family of the man who posthumously was awarded the Order For Courage.

Before the war, music was Dmytro’s profession—and his passion. He instilled the same love in his children. Eldest son Vlad plays saxophone; daughter Dasha the piano, and the youngest, Ivan, accompanies on flute.

He commanded an infantry-fighting vehicle amid some of the fiercest fighting in 2014. As fighting units fell apart, Ukrainian patriots urgently reformed into new squads in the midst of battle. Dmytro joined a tank crew. It would be his last mission.

Dmytro’s wife endured months of searching and uncertainty before Dymtro’s body was found in November. Authorities identified him through DNA, and in March 2015 he was laid to rest with full military honors.

Mourners remembered him as a dutiful son, a loving husband, a devoted father, and a good friend.