Ukrainian defenders saved books from Lysychansk a day before it was captured by Russians, as invaders destroy books in Ukrainian in occupied territories
Kyiv Central Children’s Library named after Taras Shevchenko received books from Ukrainian soldiers, who saved them from the library in Lysychansk a day before it was captured by Russians.
“Soldiers of the 1st International Company of the 517th Battalion of the 1st Separate Special Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yevhen Olefirenko and Stanislav Koval saved these books a day before Lysychansk was captured by Russians. We all know what happens with Ukrainian books in temporarily occupied cities. So our soldiers could not just leave them to the enemy and decided to save at least part of the books that were in one of the city factories,” as said on the library’s Facebook page.
Unfortunately, defenders could not deliver these books to the library by themselves. Yevhen Olefirenko died in the battle near Bakhmut, defending Ukraine from Russian invaders.