Invictus Games Foundation: A further update on Team Ukraine
[Pictured L-R: Dmytro Oliynyk, Sergey Smilin, Vladimir Motelchuk]
Following the news of Serhii Karajvan on March 13th, the Invictus Games Foundation is extremely saddened to learn of the deaths of three further members of the Invictus community in Ukraine.
Dmytro Oliynyk and Vladimir Motelchuk both died in rocket attacks on Mykolaiv on March 29th. Sergey Smilin died in service on March 18th, he was buried March 31st.
Our thoughts are with their families, teammates and the wider community.
All were Warrior Games trialists and competitors, and whilst they were not preparing for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, they were all extremely active in the international Invictus community on the We Are Invictus platform, competing in events over the past year including the virtual London Marathon, and online Rowing championships.
We encourage our community to continue to look out for one another online, as sad news continues to emerge, as many will have had the opportunity to compete alongside Team Ukraine virtually or in previous Invictus Games.