The petition to grant Roman Ratushny the title "Hero of Ukraine" (posthumously) received 25 votes

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The activist and soldier died on June 9 while performing a combat mission in the Izyum Region.

For the corresponding proposal, registered in June, as of August 1, more than 25 people voted. Its author, Anna Lytovchenko, explains:

"Roman is an extraordinary personality who became a symbol of the generation that grew up during the Revolution of Dignity and the Russian-Ukrainian war. He devoted his life to the struggle for Protasiv Yar in Kyiv, for the development and development of his native city of Kyiv, as well as for sovereign Ukraine. At the age of 16, he took an active part in revolutionary events, was one of those students who were dispersed by the Berkut special police unit. 

During his 24 years, he made an invaluable contribution to the development of the Ukrainian state and democracy. Also, by his example, he inspired many young people to defend their rights and fight for their freedoms. After the start of the full-scale offensive, he joined the ranks of the Armed Forces: fought near Kyiv and in the Izyum direction, liberated the settlement of Trostyanets."

Roman Ratushny courageously defended Ukraine from the beginning of a full-scale invasion. Photo: Protasiv Yar

We will remind you that Roman Ratushny, a public activist, the leader of the NGO "Zakhystimo Protasiv Yar", a scout of the 93rd OMBr "Kholodny Yar" - died while performing a combat mission near Izyum. On July 14, the Kyiv City Council supported the decision to create a landscape reserve "Protasiv Yar", for which Roman actively fought. 



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