Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Ruslan Stefanchuk together with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy took part in honoring the memory of the Ukrainian servicemen who died on this day in different years of the war.
The names of 54 servicemen who died in the fight for freedom, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine were announced near the Memorial Bell, located on the territory of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Among them - 51 soldiers who died heroically on January 20, 2015, defending the Donetsk airport.
"These heroes have impressed the whole world. They were called "cyborgs" for their fearlessness and indomitable spirit. The concrete could not stand it, the metal melted, but our Ukrainian soldiers persevered. We thank all Ukrainian servicemen, doctors and volunteers for their courage," said Ruslan Stefanchuk.