Poroshenko thanks Canada, Trudeau for helping Ukrainian boy crippled in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier, the boy wrote to Trudeau and received a reply, and then even met the Prime Minister of Canada
12:54, 13 November 2016

112 Agency

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expressed gratitude to Canada and personally to the Prime Minister of this country, Justin Trudeau, for their help for Ukrainian boy Mykola Nyzhnykovsky, who lost both legs and his right arm in the Donbas region. Poroshenko wrote this on his page on Facebook.

"It's hard to put into words the feelings, when you see these little hesitant, but independent steps of Mykola Nyzhnykovsky. The path that he has overcome after being seriously wounded can be difficult even for an adult. Grateful to Canada and personally to Justin Trudeau for the assistance they provide for Mykola and other victims of the Russian aggression", said the President of Ukraine.

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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.

Already being in Montreal, the boy wrote a letter to the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau. He wrote about how he lost his legs and an arm, as well as the hope for a normal life, but in Canada, where he is being treated, doctors not only assist but also morally support him. Previously, according to the boy, he could not imagine what Canadians like are, but now his "new legs are decorated with the flags of Ukraine and Canada, almost like a tattoo”. He thanked Trudeau for helping him and for giving him new hope for the future.

After some time, Trudeau answered Ukrainian boy.

"I am deeply touched by the letter of Mykola. His positive and courage attitude is an inspiration for all of us", wrote Trudeau.

Recently, it was reported that the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau met with Mykola Nyzhnykovsky.

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