On June 18, 2016, a Crimean native Nikolai Andrushchenko (soldier name “Krym”) was killed in ATO zone in Donbas, reads a statement published on "Ultras Tavriya Simferopol" community's Facebook page.
Nikolai was born in northern Crimea in 1984. He served in the 74th separate reconnaissance battalion in the rank of senior soldier.
He was awarded an Order For courage, 3rd degree (Ukrainian President’s Decree No. 915/2014 of 12.04.2014) “for personal courage and heroism in defense of national sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as adherence to military oath during Russian-Ukrainian war."
“He died for our homeland, leaving his son an orphan. Bright memory!” says the statement on the community’s Facebook page.
The funeral of the Hero of Ukraine, who gave his life for peace in his native land, will be held on June 21 in the city of Dnipro.