According to Censor.NET, citing Gazeta po-ukrainsky, a farewell tothe deceased was held on the Knyshove Memorial Cemetery, wherePavlo Chubynskyi, author of the anthem of Ukraine is alsoburied.
"Mykola was a platoon commander. Near Ilovaisk we came under sniperfire from both sides. Grenadier Andrii Demin nicknamed Firefly waswounded. Mykola broke all the instructions and rushed to help him.Immediately he received a bullet in his leg. He put a bandagehimself and made a sign that we should not approach him. No onecould imagine that after some time he would pass away," friend ofthe deceased Mykola Lkhovych told Gazeta.ua
"The guys transferred Mykola to a jeep withbroken windows. A doctor wanted him to make a new bandage, but hewas wounded in an arm. We were for a half an hour in a combat zone,because there was no order to retreat. When we retreated, Mykolawas already dead. We put him on the ground and covered with ayellow-blue flag. Sitting near the body, I called Tetiana and toldabout her husband's death," he added.
People who attended the funeral were chanting"Heroes do not die!" When the coffin was lowered into the pit, amilitary band played the national anthem of Ukraine began, militaryhonor guard made of three volleys into theair.
"Thanks to everyone who was close to him, and those who continuesour fight. I ask you to remember him when you will have releasedHorlivka, a hometown of Mykola. He was dreaming about it," thewidow of Mykola Tatiana Chornovil said.