“Because freedom doesn’t have price”
Mykola Petrushchak was born on the 6th of January 1930 in village Storona, Lviv region (now Drohobych district of Lviv region). He gained primary education in village‘s school. In 1942-1943 he was studying in Drohobych gymnasium. In December 1944 Mykola Petrushchak was arrested during battue of NKVS army in his native village. He was released because of absence of proofs. He headed underground tactical unit under pseudo „Malyy“ (Little). In 1946-1947 he studied in pedagogical college in Boryslav. He left studying because of NKVS persecution. In 1947 he was arrested be soviet secret services. In 1947-1948 he was sitting in colony for under-ages in Drohobych and Lviv‘s prison „Bryhidky“. He was sentenced to 10 years of disciplinary-labor camp for participation in Ukrainian freedom movement. In 1948 during transportation to place of serving his punishment he managed to escape and returned home. He continued underground struggle. In May 1949 during performing the task of rebels he got ambushed by soviet secret services, was injured and arrested. During the investigation he was held in the prisons of Boryslav, Drohobych, Lviv transitory prison No. 25. The same year he was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment in the penitentiary camps and up to 5 years of deprivation of civil rights. He served sentence in camps of Inta. He was released in 1956 and returned to his homeland. He was a stanychnyy of Sambìrs′ department of OUN-UPA. Now he lives in Sambir.