On February 8th, 2015, two servicemen of Essence of Time unit in Donbass, callsigns Alis and Sych, were killed in the area of the Donetsk airport.
Before the war, Aleksandr Akimov (callsign Alis) lived in the village of Peski near Donetsk. Aleksey Motylyok (callsign Sych) was from the town of Krasnodon of Lugansk People’s Republic. Going to war, Alis said goodbye to his five year-old son, and Sych bid farewell to his three year-old daughter.
The guys joined the unit together. They worked hard and diligently on the positions. When placed on battle alert, they would sit in the cold trenches for hours, and they would never complain.
On that frosty but sunny day, nothing foreboded a tragedy. After finishing the fortification the gun slots, the grenade launcher operators Alis and Sych started their daily raid. Alis was better at firing the grenade launcher, but he went as the second operator knowing how his friend was eager to be the first one.
Their lives were taken by a mortar shell, fired by the enemy at our positions…
We remember each of those, who gave their lives for their brothers-in-arms. Eternal glory!