IN HONOUR OF FALLEN CYBORG IHOR BRANOVYTSKY A YOUTH HUB WAS CREATED IN KYIV
The name of this hub is the Ihor's callsign “Natriy”.
“Natriy” will become part of a large Youth Centre for Civic Education, which is jointly developed by 8 youth organizations, including "Plast", Foundation of Regional Initiatives, Ukrainian Association of Students, the Association of Youth Centres, Ukrainian Youth Association.
The organizers of the civic hub say that it is created for public events. They also want to make the so-called “circle system” so that young people can come there and launch, for example, a youth radio, and make their own workshop.
The opening will take place on October 25 at 11:00 on 5-7 Pavlo Pestelia Str. in Kyiv.
Ihor Branovytsky “Natriy” was a member of the Revolution of Dignity, and then in July 2014 he voluntarily went to the war. “Natriy” participated in the Defence of Donetsk Airport.
In January 2015, Ihor Branovytsky, as part of the 90th Separate Airmobile Battalion of the 81st Airmobile Brigade, arrived in the second rotation in Donetsk Airport. The combatants blew up the terminal's ceilings and fired gas; there were many wounded under the rubble. Ihor withdrew two wounded brothers in arms from Donetsk Airport, and returned back. UAF tried to release the surrounded soldiers, but failed to do so. Branovytsky, along with his brothers in arms, was captured by the "Sparta" group. Pro-Russian militants were looking for a machine gunner among Ukrainian fighters and “Natriy” to save his brothers in arms, said that it was him. Branovytsky was beaten mercilessly for a long time, and then he was shot in the head by the leader of the militants - a citizen of the Russian Federation Arseniy Pavlov with the callsign “Motorola”.
Ihor Branovytsky was posthumously awarded a title "Hero of Ukraine"; a street was named after him in Kyiv. Now young and active people in his honour are creating a Centre for Civic Education. In honour of Branovytsky, a youth hub was created in Kyiv on the basis of the Youth Center for Civic Initiatives.