Murdered couple's funeral expenses

Ruslan and Irina were last seen holding hands at a store, the evening before the tragedy hit.  Irina was almost 4 month pregnant with their frist long awaited baby! Both of spouses found on Saturday, May 20th 2017 were murdered in their father's home (Dimitrov, Ukraine). The criminal investigation still ongoing. It wasn't just a murder, it was scneded as a domestic violence case and a suicide (which was disproved by the first police oficer who walked on the scene and by anyone who knew the couple.)

Ruslan and Irina were loved by everyone around, nobody could predict an outcome like this, or could explained the reason behind such a despicable act. Immediate family members had to come back to their home city for a short, devastating visit.

Only in the begining of 2017 the couple moved back from Abkhazia to Ukriane-unable to find a stable emplyment and wanting to support family's long term mission in Gudauta, where the spouces helped Ruslan's 2 sisters and a brother-in-law to serve kids (and their families) with limited capabilities from all over the region and run a Christ centered church.

A facebook page for Gudauta church mission:

The funds will be helping with the funeral expenses, unexpected family travel overseas, to come say their last good-byes to their loved ones and to help the mission in Gadauta to stay strong. We belive that the Lord will provide. Family appreciates your prayers and any help. Thank you!

At the Gudauta church. Abkhazia before moving back to Ukrine.

Ruslan and his 3 sisters
Dad, Anatoliy and Ruslan

Mom, Ruslan and Irina a few years back before mom go to go be with the Lord.

Ruslan, his brother-in-law Roman and sister Alyona.

Ruslan and his dad


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