"The soul was wounded to pieces". Maria Burmaka cried while telling about the death of her brother, a Ukrainian armed forces soldier
The younger brother of People's Artist of Ukraine Maria Burmaka, Svyatoslav, who fought in the Armed Forces, died of a heart attack on January 4. The singer was very fond of him, so she took the loss very hard. After receiving the news of her brother's death, the woman could not believe what had happened for a long time.
Mariia Burmaka told the Living Journal, which was broadcast on 1+1 Breakfast, that her brother served in the 43rd separate artillery brigade, during which time he was wounded and contused, which greatly affected his psyche. The woman noticed that he became tougher and reacted violently to every little thing. He was very afraid of appearing weak.
When Burmaka spoke about Sviatoslav's unexpected illness, she could not hold back her tears from the terrible memories. His brother left behind two children: 14-year-old Lyudmila and 1.5-year-old Ksenia. The singer noted that his youngest daughter was perhaps the only thing in his life that made his brother happy and peaceful.
It turned out that Svyatoslav Burmaka had not told his family for a long time that he had gone to serve. At first, he applied to the terrorist defense, but they did not accept him, so later he joined the Armed Forces. At the front, he was injured and concussed, and was treated in a military hospital.
"He was brought to a military hospital. He was treated there for three weeks, then he was given a leave of absence. He was supposed to go back to see the doctors, but of course he didn't go. And he returned to the front. And again he had a very severe concussion, he was hospitalized. He was discharged in April 2023. My brother said: "My soul is wounded to pieces," the artist said.
During Maria Burmaka's last conversation with her brother, she did not even realize that Sviatoslav had coronary heart disease. At that time, she only carefully asked if he was cold.
On the night of January 4, Svyatoslav felt sick, so an ambulance was called, where the soldier's heart stopped. The woman had already learned about the soldier's illness from the death certificate.
"I was in Lviv and the first thing I did was take a taxi to go to Kyiv and cried all the way because I couldn't understand what had happened," Burmaka explained with tears in her eyes.
Svyatoslav Burmak was buried on the Walk of Fame in Bortnychi in Kyiv in the same cemetery as his parents and grandmother. The singer even dedicated her song "Come Back Alive," which she wrote a year ago, to her brother.