On the day when official casualties among Ukraine army were reported at 3 dead, he had to bury 15 of his comrades, the Aidar battalion volunteer, Anatoly Kopanetsky, told ZIK Nov. 20.
Before he joined his battalion Anatoly had been a hunter. He crossed the enemy lines on very risky reconnaissance missions several times, he says.
Unfortunately, he was seriously wounded, and that put a stop to his military career.
“I was wounded by a mine that went off 3 meters from me.” Anatoly says.
He has had several surgeries and more are still to come.
“Anatoly and his family have to pay for all of them. It’s a disgrace that the government is not paying the bill for Anatoly’s treatment,” his friend Andry Sen says.