128 brigade in the faces #56, Andrii, sergeant, call sign "Father"

"When the new ones arrive, we are asking, 'Are you our brother? No? Then we'll help you to become one..."


- I am from the Lviv region, I am 50 years old, but as soon as Russia attacked Ukraine, I immediately came to the military commissariat and asked for the 128th brigade. I have good acquaintances in this brigade, so I know that this is a combative, experienced and battle-hardened military unit.


My duties include delivering ammunition, groceries and ready-made food to the front, I also deal with transport, and work with people. We have a very diverse team - there are former teachers, railway workers, welders, businessmens, IT specialists... People of different ages, with different educations and from different regions, and now all of them are stormtroopers of our brigade. When the new ones arrive, we are asking, 'Are you our brother? No? Then we'll help you to become one..."


I respect all the guys for not sitting at home, but for coming here to defend their country. There are a lot of young people here, and I treat my unit like my children. After the first battles, some are afraid, but over time the fear passes, determination remains. I feel that I managed to fit into the team, it was not for nothing that the fighters were given the call sign "Father". They came up with it themselves.


I celebrated my 50th birthday here, on the front lines. The boys prepared a surprise - they called in the evening: "Come, Father, we need your help." I go out, and there was a car with a speaker and a musical greeting and a three-liter bottle of "Champagne". We didn't drink a single gram, I was doused with champagne, like racers in "Formula-1". This is such a beautiful anniversary...


How long will we stay here? Until we suffocate those creeps. And after that you can go home to your relatives...



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