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Russian blogger met "the youngest militia man" in Donetsk. Andrii is only 15 years old, but he already is a training company commander.

This was reported by Nikita Perfiliev on his Livejournal blog kitubijca, Censor.NET informs, referring to Вigmir.net.

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"The hero of our story, Andrii, is only 15 years old, but he already is a training company commander. A week ago, Andrii was among the reinforcements during a combat mission, but he did not participate in action. Nothing terrible happened then. A bombing started, but the guys managed to overcome their fear. As Andrii says, "Only fools are never afraid."

According to Perfiliev, originally Andrii was engaged in a military-patriotic club, but his coach entered the Vostok battalion. When his mentor got accustomed there, he proposed his apprentices to join him. Andrii's father is also a member of the Vostok brigade (the author argues that the militants call themselves a brigade, not a battalion - Ed.).

Andrii loves football; he is a fan of Shakhtar Donetsk and Manchester United. He spends five days a week in the camp, and then has only one day off. On this day he has to help the newly-arrived soldiers with equipment, shelter, and provision. "Andii has trained several platoons; no one complained so far. It is a great responsibility. He gives people the knowledge they would not get anywhere else," Perfiliev writes. Where the 15-year-old boy got such knowledge and experience from, the author does not specify.

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Andrii is going to come back home only after the victory. His mom and nearest relation know where he is. He said he went to help his grandmother with the housework to everybody else. As he states: "We are determined to win. Our enemies will retreat in case of any danger, while we have nowhere to retreat."


Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/p296510