"My father, the legendary fighter of the 17th battalion "Godzilla" was killed this morning. An enemy shell hit the house with soldiers, killing Dmytro with one of its fragments. We'll never forget you and never forgive. Your smile will stay forever with us!" he wrote.
Later, the son of the deceased soldier addressed his fellow journalists lest they televise the death of his father. "His mother is 80 years old and she constantly watches TV. Please, do not cover this topic for at least two days. I ask for repost."
According to volunteer Olha Reshetylova, Kyivite Dmytro Hodzenko served in the 17th Separate Mechanized Infantry Battalion. He died on March 31 at around 6 a.m. during a mortar attack.