A brave act of Vasyl Yosypovych in the occupied village: neutralized 48 mortars mines, drained the fuel, and damaged the hose used by the Russians to refuel tanks
Vasyl Yosypovych spent 74 days with his wife under occupation in the village used as a base for the Russian soldiers to fire at Kharkiv. His son told volunteers how his father, a former paratrooper, was helping the Ukrainian Army. One night Vasyl Yosypovych managed to break into the enemy’s warehouse. Besides neutralizing the ammunition used against Kharkiv and the enemy’s vehicles, he stole important documents and handed them to Ukrainian soldiers.
A few days before escaping from the village, Vasyl Yosypovych came across the mine while walking his dog. The explosion has torn his leg off. The dog Malva managed to bounce back and was unharmed. Malva tried to push her owner towards the house, but the man ordered the dog to run home.
When Vasyl’s wife saw the dog covered in blood on the porch, she realized her husband had gotten in trouble. Later she found out that he put on a harness made of a dog’s collar and crawled through the fields and mines to the road. Ukrainian soldiers found him there and sent him to the hospital. Now Vasyl Yosypovych and his family are in a safe place.