As we wrote, In September, the All-Ukrainian search expedition "Barvinkivsky Kotel-1942" continued. For the fourth year in a row, the public organization Union of People's Memory has been working on only one field in the Kharkiv region.
Victoria Simkina, a journalist with the Rudana TV and Radio Company, who is a member of the search organization, said that her colleagues managed to establish the name of the fighter whose remains were found by searchers in September.
"Finding a single burial in the fields near Barvinkov is not a common occurrence," Victoria explains. - As a rule, these are mass graves for 3-4 Red Army soldiers. But this was one. It was found by guys from the Luhansk region, exhumed by our girls-archaeologists together with the commander Yaroslav Zhilkin. The soldier had many personal belongings: a bowl, an enamel mug, an aluminum spoon with inscriptions, two folding knives, two coins, a pencil, a flint and flint, a belt, ammunition buckles. And most importantly - ARI (personal identification mark)! Yesterday my colleague from Kharkiv Viktor Starchenko announced very good news - the sign was read! ”
The name of the dead soldier is Petro Hnatovych Vynychenko, born in 1901. The fighter comes from the village of Novomykolayivka, Shevchenkivskyi district, Kharkiv region.
“That is, he died, literally, for his land! - our colleague shares emotions. - We also learned that his son Mykola, born in 1925, died at the hospital from a serious injury. And also on the Kharkiv land. A few months later, in the 43rd. The boy was 18… ”
Searchers have already reported the discovery of the soldier's family. And they turned out to be many! Peter and his son Mykola continue to live in their descendants - two daughters of Peter Hnatovych, nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and fourteen great-great-grandchildren…
Photo by Victoria Simkina