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In Odessa honored the memory of combatants in the territory of other states

Odessites remember and appreciate the feat of soldiers-internationalists. In Odessa honored the memory of combatants in the territory of other states. Photo

February 15, 2015 on the occasion of the Day of Honoring Combatants  and the 26th anniversary of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan in the park named after T. G. Shevchenko were laid wreaths and flowers to Unknown Sailor’s monument and to soldiers-internationalists’ monument.

The ceremony was attended by over a thousand people: urban and regional authorities, representatives of regional administrations, representatives of Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, veterans involved in the fighting in Afghanistan, the clergy and other distinguished guests. The ceremony was traditionally accompanied by mourning fireworks.

  

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The Day of Honoring Combatants in the Territory of Other States was established on February 11, 2004 by the Decree of the President of Ukraine. Earlier, February 15 was unofficially celebrated as an anniversary of withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan in 1989.


 

 
 
  

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 

 

 

 



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