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The Day of Naval Forces of Ukraine celebrated in Odessa. Picture story

The Mayor of Odessa Gennadiy Trukhanov: A lot of work on building infrastructure and conditions for the development of the Naval Forces in Odessa to be done. Picture story

On July 5, 2015, the Day of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was celebrated in Odessa. The ceremony was attended by Defense Minister, Colonel-General Stepan Poltorak, commander of the Ukrainian Navy, Vice Admiral Sergei Hayduk, the head of the regional state administration Mikheil Saakashvili, the mayor of Odessa Gennadiy Trukhanov, deputies, veterans, clergy, citizens and visitors of Odessa.

The celebration began with a solemn ceremony of raising the naval flag of Ukraine and dressing flags on the frigate "Hetman Sahaidachniy" and the Ukrainian Navy ships. The ceremony of handing state awards, departmental and regional badges of honor was held at the dock of the Sea Port after raising flags.

In memory of the dead sailors were also held ceremonies of lowering wreaths on the water and laying wreaths and flowers at the monument to the Unknown Sailor on the Walk of Fame in the Taras Shevchenko’s park. The ceremonies were traditionally accompanied with mourning fireworks.











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