In Odesa region the day of volunteer was celebrated

16 March 2020, 08:58
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In Odessa on the occasion of the Day of the Ukrainian Volunteer the laying of flowers near the monument to the killed soldiers took place. Together with representatives of the clergy, the public and the townspeople, Vitalii Svichynskyi, Deputy Head of the Odesa Regional State Administration, was present at the event.

Attendees honored the memory of the heroes with a moment of silence.

"Today we honor the memory of true heroes and warriors. Those who, thanks to their invincible spirit and courage, have preserved our country. Our Ukrainian army started with volunteers. And we thank you for your dedication and safety. For the opportunity to live in peace, ”Vitalii Svichynskyi said.

For the dedication and protection of the state sovereignty of the volunteers, he was awarded the badge of national honor.

In addition, a joint military orchestra of the Odesa garrison was in attendance. It includes orchestras of the Military Academy and the Center for Military Music, the Navy and the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

For information: Ukrainian Volunteer Day is a holiday celebrated on March 14.

On this day in 2014, the soldiers formed the first volunteer battalion, which later went to the anti-terrorist operation.

To honor the courage and heroism of the defenders of independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, the holiday was established by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.