President Petro Poroshenko and his wife Maryna Poroshenko honored the defenders of the Donetsk airport.
In the Memorial Complex in the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, relatives of the fallen soldiers have assembled.
During the memorable event, the surnames of 50 soldiers killed on January 20 and of all “cyborgs” killed in the battles for the Donetsk airport since the start of the ATO were recalled. In memory of each of them, a Memorial Bell was struck. Students of Ivan Bogun military lyceum of Kyiv lined up on the square holding the portraits of the fallen heroes.
The presidential couple and members of the families of the dead soldiers-"cyborgs" laid flowers to the Memorial. Petro and Maryna Poroshenko honored the memory of the deceased having kneeled down on one knee.
In the Hall of Remembrance, the warriors of the honor guard turned the page of the Book of Remembrance on the date of January 20. The national anthem was performed.
After the end of the ceremonial part, Petro Poroshenko talked with the families of the dead heroes and those who came to commemorate the glorious warriors.