Now, in the Himalayan mountains, there is a mountain of Heroes of Ukraine. It was reported by TV commentator Valentyn Shcherbachyov, who has recently come back from Nepal, Joinfo.ua reports referring to the TV channel 5 Kanal.
"Our fortieth Himalayan expedition did what we promised. Now it is registered and we have a certificate. There is the mountain of Heroes of Ukraine. The real heroes, who fight for freedom of Ukraine, who are now in the lines," he said.
According to Shcherbachyov, he managed to register the name in Kathmandu officially before the devastating earthquake.
"I'd managed to register the name in Kathmandu before all government buildings collapsed. That was before the earthquake, when we got back there. And we managed to get away from there," he said.
It should be recalled that the powerful earthquake of 7.9 magnitude occurred on Saturday morning in Nepal. The shocks were recorded at 6:11 am UTC and were followed by several aftershocks.
The epicenter was located 82 kilometers north-west of the capital, Kathmandu. The earthquake source was at a depth of 15 kilometers. According to the recent reports, the earthquake has already killed more than two thousand people. About 700 people died in Kathmandu alone.
The death toll, according to the latest data, has reached 4,310 people. Moreover, 77 Ukrainians, who are in Nepal, have not yet made contact.