A 2-month-old newborn attended the funeral of his father, who died fighting for Ukraine, in an utterly heartbreaking photo.
Serhiy Parkhomenko, a 25-year-old Ukrainian jet pilot, was shot down on May 14th. His plane was shot down by the enemies while on a combat mission against Russia.
An photograph has been circulating on social media since the news of his death broke.
A soldier is seen holding the baby while a portrait of Serhiy is displayed on an easel in what looks to be a church in the viral photo.
A 2mo baby bade farewell to his father, 25yo fighter pilot captain Serhiy Parkhomenko who was killed in action on May 14 pic.twitter.com/ojXn447kyC
— Olena Halushka (@OlenaHalushka) May 21, 2022
Another video circulating on Twitter shows the funeral taking place in a church while MiG-21 fighter jets fly above Vinnytsia, Ukraine, paying honour to the young attack pilot.
Other troops can be seen in the video covering Serhiy’s body with the Ukrainian flag.
“Serhiy Parkhomenko was last seen off in Vinnytsia. A young assault pilot died heroically while performing a combat mission in the Zaporozhye region 💔🇺🇦 Brothers in the sky paid their last respects to the Hero!”
Slava Ukrajini 🇺🇦🙏 https://t.co/PwnFSmOxkt
— AA1973 🇺🇦🇪🇺🇩🇪 (@Andreas_Adam) May 19, 2022
Serhiy reportedly destroyed 20 tanks, 50 BBMs, 55 cars, 20 fuel tanks, and hundreds of Russians, according to South East Military Veterans, a movement backing Ukraine’s defence forces.