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Trudeau meets Ukrainian boy crippled by explosion in Donbas
18:18, 10 November 2016
Trudeau meets Ukrainian boy crippled by explosion in Donbas

Mykola Nyzhnykovsky received artificial legs in Canada

18:18, 10 November 2016

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Ukrainian boy, who lost his legs and right arm due to the explosion in the Donetsk region, and is now on treatment in Canada. Ukrainian Ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko wrote this on Facebook.

Mykola Nyzhnykovsky gave the Prime Minister his drawing, which depicted the fact that he had grown to love Canada - Montreal, nature, and people.

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"Simple drawing, nothing special, unless you know that it is drawn by left - single - handed courageous young man who by the cruel logic of war did not have to stay alive, but instead today stood on his new legs - made for him in Canada", wrote Shevchenko.

Earlier, Mykola Nyzhnykovsky wrote a letter to Trudeau in which he thanked the prime minister for the Canada’s assist to him, and a new hope for the future.

The boy found abandoned military shell in the Donetsk region in August 2015. As a result of the projectile explosion his brother was killed, and Mykola himself had lost two legs and right arm. With the help of volunteers, the boy was able to go to Canada for treatment.

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