On this video: Kurama (Japan). «A poet in Luhansk» (is voiced by the author).
A POET IN LUHANSK
For a moment of life,
For a moment of peace,
For a moment of smile,
*Ukrainian writer Yuriy Ruf killed in battle at Luhansk on the1st of April, 2022.
During the fighting in the Luhansk region, the famous Ukrainian writer and Lviv resident Yuriy Ruf was killed.
On the first day of the full-scale war between Russia and Ukraine last month, Ruf joined the ranks of the 24th Independent Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Army.
Early March was his first fight. He wrote that his brigade was stationed at Popasna in the Luhansk region, where they crushed the Russian offensive, and the writer's life ended on this day.
Yuriy Ruf was born in Ternopol region in 1980. He began to write poetry at the age of 14, with a collection of deep red lyrics. In 2015, he founded the Ukrainian National Soul Literature Project.
In this war to defend the homeland and the country, there are countless outstanding sons and daughters of Ukraine who bravely sacrificed for the country and the nation. Human history will remember them.
Writers all went to the battlefield and died heroically. Ukraine has the momentum of the whole people's war of resistance! When the war first broke out, the world really underestimated Ukraine's will to resist.
Poem by Yuriy Ruf
When my day is shrouded in night,