I use "Є" ('is' from the verb 'to be') in my Ukrainian sentences. (That's how I've been taught at Ukrainian School & by my parents & Babusia.)
So I would say: "Дід Є там." or "Дід там Є." Both are correct. DL should accept this form of speech as well. People still use it every day. It's not 'archaic' as some think.
So, would you rather 'Be' ('exist') "Є" or not 'exist'? After all, at the 'Invictus Games 2017' they printed posters with "Я Є" = "I AM"... Shouldn't we respect the language & soldiers in these 'Invictus Games' who fought for their countries?
"To BE" & "to BE RESPECTED" is vital to any Human BEing & their Language.