Petition for Pantheon of Ukraine's Heroes at Askold's Grave in Kyiv gets 25,000 signatures
Hero of Ukraine Dmytro Kotsyubail with the call sign Da Vinci was buried at the Askold grave in Kyiv (Photo:Nick Grapsy/Wikimedia)
A petition calling for the creation of the Pantheon of Ukraine's Heroes at Askold's Grave in Kyiv got over 25,000 in less than three days.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will now consider the issue.
The petition was registered at the presidential site by Alina Mykhailova, a combat paramedic, a member of the Kyiv City Council, and the partner of the fallen Hero of Ukraine Dmytro "Da Vinci" Kotsiubaylo.
She posted on social media a proposal to create a Pantheon of Heroes of Ukraine at Askold's Grave in Kyiv, where Kotsiubailo was buried with state honors. She gave an example of Arlington National Cemetery in the United States, a military cemetery where war veterans, U.S. presidents, Supreme Court justices, and astronauts are buried.
Mykhailova noted that now, more than ever, Ukraine needs the National Pantheon of Heroes of Ukraine, a state memorial complex that honors the memory of prominent figures, glorious military commanders, and leaders of the national fight for freedom of all times.
Kotsiubailo actively participated in the Revolution of Dignity and had fought for Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian war in 2014, firstly as a volunteer and then as a serviceman. He became a company commander in 2015.
He was awarded with the title of Hero of Ukraine in 2021.
Kotsiubailo was the commander of the 1st Separate Mechanized Battalion of the Ground Forces of Ukraine Da Vinci Wolves.
“Da Vinci” was killed in fighting in Bakhmut on March 7. Presiednt Zelenskyy announced the death of the Ukrainian hero during his regular evening address.
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