According to Censor.NET, citing Gazeta po-ukrainsky, a farewell to the deceased was held on the Knyshove Memorial Cemetery, where Pavlo Chubynskyi, author of the anthem of Ukraine is also buried.
"Mykola was a platoon commander. Near Ilovaisk we came under sniper fire from both sides. Grenadier Andrii Demin nicknamed Firefly was wounded. Mykola broke all the instructions and rushed to help him. Immediately he received a bullet in his leg. He put a bandage himself and made a sign that we should not approach him. No one could imagine that after some time he would pass away," friend of the deceased Mykola Lkhovych told Gazeta.ua
"The guys transferred Mykola to a jeep with broken windows. A doctor wanted him to make a new bandage, but he was 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, Mykola was already dead. We put him on the ground and covered with a yellow-blue flag. Sitting near the body, I called Tetiana and told about 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, a military band played the national anthem of Ukraine began, military honor guard made of three volleys into the air.
"Thanks to everyone who was close to him, and those who continues our fight. I ask you to remember him when you will have released Horlivka, a hometown of Mykola. He was dreaming about it," the widow of Mykola Tatiana Chornovil said.