In memory of the victims near Ilovaysk may appear on the day of the heroism of the soldiers of the ATO

The Verkhovna Rada Committee on national security and defence at its meeting on Friday, 2 September 2016, has decided to turn to the Parliament with a presentation on the establishment of 29 August a Day of heroism and commemoration of the dead soldiers during the ATO.

For this decision voted by a majority of those present at a meeting of the Committee of people’s deputies, reports «UKRINFORM».

«Set annually on the 29th of August a Day of heroism and commemoration of the dead soldiers during the ATO and to recommend to Parliament to take the appropriate decision», — quotes the text of the decision of the head of the Committee Serhiy Pashinsky.

It clarifies the «Interfax-Ukraine», the author of this initiative is the Subcommittee on social and legal protection of servicemen and members of their families Andriy Teteruk, who was the commander of the volunteer battalion «Peacemaker» and a participant in the battle for Ilovaysk.

«Everyone who took the people from the «pot» in Ilovaisk, were brave sons of Ukraine fought with the enemy, died with dignity, have received wounds and injuries, so we need to emphasize that it is not victims, but heroes…» — said the MP.

Recall, August 29, 2014, contrary to the agreement of the «green corridor» for the Ukrainian military from the encirclement under Ilovaisk, the regular units of the armed forces under the direct instructions of the leadership of the General staff of the Russian Federation close shot of heavy weapons Ukrainian military column. As a result of the treacherous attack then killed 366, 429 were wounded, 300 captured.

Due to the destruction of equipment of Ukraine’s Armed forces suffered losses in the amount of about UAH 300 million.




In memory of the victims near Ilovaysk may appear on the day of the heroism of the soldiers of the ATO 02.09.2016

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