Yesterday, October 2, a memorial plaque to honor the young hero Myroslav Mysla was opened with a solemn ceremony in Volohiv Yar village, the Kharkiv region.
The plate was placed on the school’s building a year after his death. Mysla finished this school in 2009. His friends, teachers and the people who knew and loved him came to the ceremony.
The 24-year-old graduate of Karazin Kharkiv National University went to defend Ukraine as a military volunteer since the first days of the Russian-Ukrainian war in 2014. He commanded the platoon of the Carpathian Sich battalion of the 93rd separate mechanized brigade.
Mysla was killed a year ago, on October 2, 2016, in the battle near Krymske village in the Luhansk region. His brothers in arms say the soldier wounded in his back died on the way to a hospital. A few days after, a march in memory of Myroslav Mysla took place in Kharkiv.
“Myroslav Mysla died defending Ukraine. He was bright, smiling and joyful, and he will remain just like this in the memory of those who had a chance to know him,” says professor Halyna Kuts. She used to teach Mysla and remembers him as a keen historian and ardent patriot of Ukraine.
According to the head of Svoboda organization in Kharkiv Ihor Shvaika, it was the initiative of the school teachers and students to install the plaque.
Text: Olena Sokolynska
Photo: Halyna Kuts, Mediaport