Among other models of military vehicles from the period of the Second World War, one more exhibit item – a damaged “Wolkswagen” vehicle – now stands proudly on the outdoor site of the Rivne Regional Museum of Local Lore, History and Economy. This vehicle was presented to the 130th separate reconnaissance battalion by the volunteers of the “Help the army – Rivne” NGO in July of 2015 for performing combat tasks in the ATO area.
On November 22, 2015, the vehicle, which was on its way back after having completed a combat task in Luhansk region, drove over a landmine. Warrior and reconnaissance man from Lviv Andrii Bilyk was at the wheel. He died at the scene.
In May of 2017, on the initiative of the first commander of the 130th sep recon btln Mykola Kapinos, a campaign dedicated to the second anniversary of the establishment of the battalion was held. Veterans of the 130th sep recon btln almost from all the regions of Ukraine as well as volunteers attended this event.
The reconnaissance men laid flowers near the wrecked vehicle, bowing their heads to pay homage to their fallen sworn brothers. After that, ATO veterans visited the exhibition “Those who make history”, left signatures on the battalion flag under the slogan “Nothing is impossible” and presented it to the museum.