Діти на Донбасі такі, як і в Києві, просто навчились виживати. І це вина дорослих, — Андрій Козінчук
“Children in Donbas have the same needs as children in Kiev, there’s no difference at all, it’s just that they have learned to survive. This is our fault, the fault of adults.”
An ATO veteran and well-known military psychologist, Andriy Kozinchuk, is in our studio. What is his personal story of adapting to peaceful life after his return from the war? And how his education in psychology helped him in this? These questions are asked by our expert guest, an ATO veteran with call-sign “Vedmid” (Bear), instructor Andriy Ilchenko, who is in our studio during “A Veteran’s Hour” program. This is a project initiated by veterans themselves within the “Fulcrums”
special project at Hromadske Radio.
Kozinchuk says: “In order to somehow live, I needed a job, so I joined the police. I had no time for anything. This is why I resigned, and now I have some free time but anyway there’s no such notion as working hours. It happens that a veteran needs my support and help at 11 pm. Is this working hours or not? It is for me because there’s inspiration.”
He says: “I don’t have the right to be tired because I’d be inefficient. This is why I go to the movies, I eat, I sleep, i.e. I have some things that I can’t ‘drop’ as I would then be inefficient working with people. This is why, as a rule, I go to the movies every Friday.”
Andriy Kobaliya also prepared a package in which Andriy Kozinchuk’s relatives and brothers-in-arms spoke about him as a person and a professional.