Editor’s Note: Ukraine’s Heroes is a Kyiv Post project devoted to soldiers injured in Russia’s war against the nation. Periodically we will tell the stories of these wounded warriors, many of whom need money for treatment, surgeries and prosthesis. Over 1,000 soldiers have been killed and at least 3,400 injured in the war so far.
Tank gunner Mykola Tyshyk knocked out three Russian tanks while defending a Ukrainian checkpoint in the Donbas. He was supposed to receive a medal from the state, but three months later he is still waiting. The hero is not disappointed, however, and wants to go back to the front next week, despite the ordeals he suffered there over the summer.
Ukraine's Heroes: The man who stopped three tanks