- 16 min.
In January 1943, with a powerful offensive by Soviet troops in the direction of Donbass and Kharkov, the liberation of Ukraine from the Nazi occupation began. The Red Army reached the Dnieper lines, crossed the Dnieper and liberated Kiev. Forced the Dnieper and Mykola. On the Dnieper he was wounded, an enemy shrapnel injured his knee. Since then, Mikola can walk very slowly and only with a stick. Now he lives on the outskirts of the city of Mena, in the Chernihiv region of Ukraine. He is not the only veteran from Men, the veteran movement has always been developed here, there were monuments in almost every village, Eternal fires were burning. Now the events of those distant years have been forgotten in a series of today's problems. But for the Mensky veterans, May 9 is still the main day of the calendar.