Leonid Klymchuk, the head of the Fighting Brotherhood of Ukraine public association, which initiated the event, also fought at the front and commanded the 54th separate reconnaissance battalion. After returning, he together with his comrades-in-arms decided to create name pendants for the children of the fallen Ukrainian defenders.
“Currently, Sumy is the 21st region where we have handed over such talismans. More than 5,200 pendants have already been handed over. Unfortunately, the boys have been still killed and orphans have appeared still. We have three largest locations left – Lviv region, Ternopil region and Kharkiv region,” Leonid Klymchuk said during the award ceremony.