President, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko emphasizes that "cyborgs", the prominent defenders of the Donetsk airport, became the foundation of the victory of Ukraine in the war with the aggressor - Russia.
"The defenders of the Donetsk airport laid the foundation for our victory. And it will come," the Head of State noted during a speech at the event devoted to the 4th anniversary of remembrance of the fallen defenders of the Donetsk airport.
Petro Poroshenko noted that in many countries of the world there are legends about a small group of brave warriors who, at the cost of their own lives, stopped the enemy, inspired modern warriors for struggle and became an example of courage and self-sacrifice for the descendants. Ukraine has a real example of such courage, he stressed.
"We have the honor to live at one time with incredible heroes who have already become a legend. But they are heroes. Not a myth, but a pure truth. A fierce confrontation between Ukrainian soldiers and Russian aggressors in the Donetsk airport was finished at the end of January. The walls didn’t withstand. But Ukrainian warriors withstood, did not break, did not bend and gained immortal glory. And that is why they won," the Supreme Commander-in-Chief noted.
The President noted that Ukrainians laid their passion for the iron resistance of Ukrainian soldiers in the word "cyborgs". And their unity and resolve to rebuff the Russian aggressor unprecedentedly strengthened on the days when every Ukrainian was observing the hostilities in the Donetsk airport with bated breath.
"Pain and appreciation make us remember all those who gave their lives for Ukraine's freedom and independence ... For the liberation of the Ukrainian land," he said, recalling that legends and books have already been written, films have been made about these men.
"Low bow to you, fathers and mothers, wives and husbands, brothers and sisters, daughters and sons of "cyborgs" - men from flesh and blood, which turned out to be sturdier than concrete and iron. One cannot find words that could wash your tears. But you should know - all Ukraine has now become your family, all of our people, to the sacred chronicles of which your sons have been inscribed forever," Petro Poroshenko appealed to the families of Ukrainian heroes in the Hall of Remembrance.