Semyonchenko: The money arrived from Kyiv and today, at last, we became mercenaries.

By Semyon Semyonchenko, Commander, Donbas Battalion
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

Congratulate us. Today we at last became mercenaries. 🙂 A messenger arrived from Kyiv bringing salaries for the soldiers of the special forces battalion of the Ukrainian National Guard Donbas. On it [the pay] we are able to afford almost everything. A monthly salary of 989 Hryvnias [$82.64 USD approx.]. For each person! We bought 500 packages of kefir [yogurt] at the store in town; we sit and drink it, bitter and rather acidic. 🙂 It’s the the heavy fate of a Ukrainian mercenary. 🙂 Periodically, mortars are fired. But with kefir, this is no longer scary. Donbas parties today!!! 🙂

P.S. The money came truly just in time. The blue and yellow paint was used up. Tomorrow we’ll get out and purchase more. Look how beautifully it turns out…

Sign entering Popasna, Ukraine

Sign entering Popasna, Ukraine

Source: Semyon Semyonchenko FB


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2 Responses to Semyonchenko: The money arrived from Kyiv and today, at last, we became mercenaries.

  1. Marcela says:

    I love you Ukraine people.

  2. Lawrence Turowski says:

    God bless the good people of Ukraine.

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