As reported by Censor.NET, the soldier was severely injured in bombardment trying to cover his daughter with his own body.
Metlinskyi, 48, was survived by a wife and a 26-year-old daughter, who is a combat medic in the same detachment.
The serviceman sustained injuries while covering his daughter Yaroslava with his body as the Russian mercenaries suddenly started shelling the position of their unit. They were both brought to Mechnikov hospital on May 25. Unfortunately, the doctors failed to save Mykola’s life. His daughter Yaroslava is recovering from her injuries.