In Odessa, the Day of the Ukrainian Volunteer was celebrated

14 Mar 2019 ID:3899 Переглядів:177

Today, March 14, 2019 in the square of Heroes of Heavenly Hundreds on the occasion of the Day of the Ukrainian volunteer a ceremonial ceremony of laying flowers on a memorial stone built by the soldiers of Odessa and the region who died in the Donbass.

The event began with a minute of silence in memory of those who died defending the right to a free and independent Ukraine. After that, the regional leadership, representatives of veterans’ organizations, servicemen of the Odessa garrison, volunteers and ordinary Odessites, together with representatives of the clergy, prayed for who at the cost of their lives defended the eastern borders of our state from the aggressor.

  • Today we bow our heads to those who did not expect a summons, and voluntarily went to the front, because our citizens in the veins flow Cossack blood, which will never allow tolerance of injustice. Odessa and its leadership honors its volunteers. As a result, our region is one of the few in Ukraine, where a commission to grant the status of participant in combat operations within the Odessa region has been established. At the moment, 43 volunteers have received this status. We will make every effort to get this status already at the state level, ‘said Mykola Storozhuk, head of the Southern Interregional Sector of the State Service of Ukraine for War Veterans and Participants in the Antiterrorist Operation.

The same day, the volunteer soldiers were marked with signs of public honors, in particular honorary diplomas and honors from the leadership of the region and the city.

The event ended with the flash mob of the consolidated military orchestra as part of the Center for military and musical art of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Orchestra of the Military Academy (Odessa).

Recall that the Day of Ukrainian Volunteers is a celebration celebrated in Ukraine on March 14. The day was established on January 17, 2017 by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in order to honor the courage and heroism of the defenders of Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, promoting further strengthening of the patriotic spirit in society, strengthening public attention and caring for volunteer groups and supporting the public initiative.

Information edition of the Information Agency of the Ministry of Defense (Odessa)