Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Meet Daniel

This is Daniel.
He is 15 years old.


Daniel died on February 22, 2015.

~Shared by Euromaidan

Daniel (also known as Danya) was 15 years old. “He studied at a school for gifted children. He was fond of judo and he was a [soccerfan,” said Hanna Churkina, an Euromaidan activist and an English language teacher who traveled to Poland with a group of Kharkiv children last summer.

The march on Sunday, February 22, 2015, was to commemorate the first anniversary of the Maidan Massacre, which took place in Kyiv, Ukraine. As of this writing, other fatalities resulting from the 2/22 attack include Igor Tolmachev, a physicist who was a coordinator of Euromaidan activities a year ago, and Vadim Rybalchenko, a police officer who had just returned from his tour of duty in the Anti-Terrorist Operation in the southeast of Ukraine.

(UPDATE 2/24/2015: Nataliya Zubar reported that another victim of the bombing, an 18-year-old, died in the morning of February 24, Kharkiv time. His name was Nikolai Melnychuk and he was a student, wrote Natalya Ryabinska.)

According to Oleksandr Shevchenko, who witnessed yesterday’s attack, the bomb would have caused much greater casualties if it weren’t for the fact that a moving truck just happened to pass by, shielding the marchers from shrapnel.

It is important to note in this context that Ukraine’s security agency (SBU) has announced that it apprehended other would be terrorists in Kharkiv and elsewhere in Ukraine. The terrorists were caught with Russian-supplied weapons and admitted that they were trained by Russian Federation agents to conduct acts of sabotage against civilian targets.

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I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. (John 16.33)

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