A Ukrainian man put messages on artillery shells fired at Russian forces to honor his late grandson.
Yuriy Medynsky, 84, told The New York Times he paid around $13 for each message.
His grandson Maksym was 33 years old when he died fighting in the Kharkiv region last spring.
An 84-year-old Ukrainian man paid to write messages on artillery shells fired at Russian forces to honor his late grandson.
Yuriy Medynsky told The New York Times he paid around $13 for each message and repeatedly sent them to honor his grandson Maksym Medynsky, who was 33 years old when he died fighting in Kharkiv last spring.
"To Katsap hermits for Maksym Medynsky. Grandpa," one message read, according to the Times.
"I put in my message all the hate I feel for Muscovites," Medynsky told the Times.
Maksym Medynsky's widow, Tetyana Medynska, told the Times that she has also paid to send multiple messages as a "tiny bit of revenge" against the Russians following the country's invasion of Ukraine last year.
"When I send money for the message on the bombs, I feel some kind of psychological relief," she told the Times.
The money raised from these artillery messages can be used for a variety of purchases, including military vehicle repairs, one unit told the Times.
RevengeFor.com, a donation fund, takes money for these artillery messages.
These inscriptions can be on "a projectile, bomb, or rocket, which will target the Russian army," their site reads.
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