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80-year-old enlists in Ukrainian army “for his grandkids”


@KatyaYushchenko | Twitter | Fair Use

Cerith Gardiner - published on 02/26/22

The length grandparents will go to for their grandchildren is inspiring.

Ukraine’s former First Lady, Kateryna Yushchenko, tweeted what might be the most heart-wrenching social media post since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began.

The tweet explained: “Someone posted a photo of this 80-year-old who showed up to join the army, carrying with him a small case with 2 t-shirts, a pair of extra pants, a toothbrush and a few sandwiches for lunch. He said he was doing it for his grandkids.”

The elderly gentleman is seen with bag in hand chatting to the military. It’s an image nobody wants to see, but it’s a photo that shares so powerfully the love of a grandparent. We pray that the brave senior will not have to experience any fighting.

Yushchenko’s husband,Viktor Yuschenko, was the President of Ukraine from 2005-2010. Kateryna is determined to share with the rest of the world the plight of those fearing for their lives in Ukraine.

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