Ukraine celebrates the members of the military abroad

Украина чествует участников воен за рубежом

On February 15 in Ukraine honoring the combatants in other States

In Ukraine on February 15 celebrates the Day of honoring combatants in the territory of other States.

In Ukraine on Friday, February 15, honoring combatants in the territory of other States. About it reports a press-service of the head of state.

“In Ukraine on February 15 celebrates the Day of honoring combatants in the territory of other States. It is installed according to the presidential decree of 11 February 2004. This date was chosen not by accident: February 15, 1989 ended with the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan. Through the crucible of the war were 160 thousand of the Ukrainians, 12 thousand of them received wounds, contusions, and 3360 are not returned to their homes”, – stated in the message.

Stated that in Soviet times Ukrainian military took part in local wars and armed conflicts on the territory of 16 States: Afghanistan, Chile, Spain, Egypt, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Syria, Angola, Mozambique, on the island of Cuba and other hot spots.

In addition, after Ukraine gained independence, the military experts of the APU were involved in many peacekeeping missions.

“According to the Ministry of defence, 1992 in international peacekeeping operations took part in almost 44 thousand soldiers. From the very beginning of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine thousands of veterans, first of all “Afghans”, were to protect the native land. Now they are serving in the Armed forces, National guard, State frontier service, SBU and other power units”, – added in Department.

As you know, this day usually occurs a series of celebrations and ceremonies – the laying of flowers to memorial signs, rally-Requiem, meetings with the participants of military actions on the territory of other States. At the same time in churches and monasteries held memorial services for the dead and deceased participants of military actions on the territory of other States.

We will remind, almost 355 thousand participants of anti-terrorist operation in the East of Ukraine received the status of the participant of military operations (PMO).

It was also reported that more than 300 Ukrainian peacekeepers take part in eight international peacekeeping operations and security in six countries and Abyei.

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