Video by Oleh Bohachuk
Volodymyr "Zhara" Andreshkiv was a fighter of the 25th Kyiv Rus Separate Mechanized Infantry Battalion. Volodymyr, 47, father of four, hails from Bortnyky in the Lviv region. He died on Dec. 19 when rebuffing an enemy attack in the vicinity of Luhanske.
More than 300 people came to pay tribute to the hero. They knelt as the fallen warrior was brought in taken away from the square.
After the ceremony, his body was taken to the native Lviv region.
People kneel to meet the deceased hero
Volodymyr Andreshkiv's brother
Volodymyr will be buried in his native Lviv region
Photos by Oleh Bohachuk