In the Kiev military Lyceum named after Ivan Bohun was held honoring the memory of fallen defenders of the Donetsk airport. About it reports a press-service of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine.
«The event was invited the legendary «cyborgs»: the senior Lieutenant Igor ZADOROZHNY, Lieutenant Taras Balan, Lieutenant Sergei Beggar, the foreman Anatoly Svirid, Junior Sergeant Alexey pews. The students were pleased with the opportunity to communicate with modern Heroes, whose exploits will forever go down in the history of independent and United Ukraine», — stated in the message.
The leader of the group «Okean Elzy» Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, who is a frequent guest in Kyiv military Lyceum, in his speech noted that the feat of «cyborgs» — a feat of true patriots of their country.
The staff of the 5th training company prepared to present a Patriotic speech, stressing the fact that the young generation with deep respect for the feat of the defenders and takes the example of these soldiers of the Armed forces of Ukraine.
The chief of the Kiev military of Lyceum of a name Ivan Bogun, the Hero of Ukraine the General-the major Igor Gordiychuk and invited guests paid tribute to the fallen and laid flowers at the monument to graduates who gave their lives for freedom and independence of Ukraine.
Recall, 22 January 2015, the security forces after 242 days of the heroic defence (from 26 may 2014 to 22 Jan 2015) came out fighting from the territory of Donetsk terminals of the terminal because their positions were destroyed and exposed to fire direct fire. Part of the security forces were injured and captured by terrorists.
21 Jan 2015 it was decided on the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from the territory of the Donetsk airport.
It all began may 26, 2014, when Pro-Russian separatists and Chechen militants seized the building of the airport, then a peaceful Donetsk. On the same day the Ukrainian security forces through coordinated actions of the Ukrainian Air forces and airborne forces struck a blow to the terrorists and took control of the Donetsk airport. Later, it was complete destabilization of Donetsk, the beginning of the occupation and the endless attempts of the enemy to take control of the airport. Our soldiers bite into the ground and even under heavy fire kept the defense. For firmness, courage and invincibility of Ukrainian defenders of the Donetsk airport called «cyborgs», and the Outpost Ukrainian «cyborgs» has become a symbol of the Ukrainian courage, a Bastion of the Ukrainian spirit.
At different times in the airport and the adjacent Sands fought the forces of the 3rd separate regiment, the soldiers 79, 80, 81, 95 separate airmobile and 93 separate mechanized brigade, 57 separate motorized infantry brigade, 90th separate airmobile and the 74th separate reconnaissance battalions, the soldiers of the regiment «Dnepr-1», the soldiers of the Ukrainian Volunteer corps (DUK), and many others. Many of them were awarded state awards, some posthumously. And the name of the deceased Hero of Ukraine senior Lieutenant Ivan Zubkov was rated the 90th separate airmobile battalion 81-th separate airmobile brigade highly mobile landing troops Mat.
Defense of the Donetsk airport was completed only after the final destruction. January 18-21, 2015, in the explosion of a terminal WCT killed 58 of the defenders»cyborgs», which defended the bridgehead until the last drop of blood. 21 Jan 2015 the decision was made to withdraw Ukrainian servicemen from the new terminal — this facility was completely destroyed and became unfit for defense. In both terminals there is not one building, which would protect the military from snipers and tanks.
16 Jan 2016 President Petro Poroshenko met with the families of soldiers killed in the last days of the defense of the new terminal of the Donetsk international airport, which until recently had been missing.
Donetsk airport continues to be under fire control of the Armed forces of Ukraine.
In the Kiev military Lyceum. Bohun honored the memory of dead «cyborgs» 20.01.2017