Ukrainian school to be named after Belarusian-born hero of Maidan

The residents of the village of Bukovets (Ivano-Frankivsk region) issued a proposal to give the name of Mikhail Zhyzneuski to a local school, reports.

‘Glory to the hero! Lest we forget all the heroes who sacrificed their lives to the better future of Ukraine!’ people said.

Mikhail ‘Loki’ Zhyzneuski, who would have had his 26th birthday on January 26, left Belarus in 2005 and lived in the city of Bila Tserkva near Kyiv. He was killed on the morning of January 22 in Hrushevskoho Street. ‘My son wanted peace in the world and always tried to do good,’ his mother Nina told Belsat TV.

Mr Zhyzneuski was an activist of Ukrainian organisation UNA-UNSO (The Ukrainian National Assembly – Ukrainian People’s Self-Defense).

He was buried near the village of Znamya Pracy (Flag of Labour), Homel region.

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