Ukrainian legendary intelligence man, the Hero of the USSR, Lieutenant-Colonel Yaroslav Pavlovych Horoshko was lost during combat exercises eleven years ago.
In spite of a long period of time that passed after mournful date, main purpose of his life – protection of Ukraine that is increased by new glorious traditions. So, today in the east of Ukraine the representatives of different military units of Special Forces – the disciples of Lieutenant-Colonel Horoshko have defended the independence of Ukraine. Two officers of separate regiment where Yaroslav Horoshko served were bestowed a title Hero of Ukraine for exceptional courage and heroism displayed in protection of territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine during the holding of counterterrorist operation.
At the same time, in case of need a Ukrainian young generation is ready to stand in defence of Motherland. In particular, on Ternopil regional organization of Ukrainian Veterans of Afghanistan Union’s initiative, it was recently organized a training military-patriotic center named after him on the basis of children camp which is situated in native village of Yaroslav Horoshko. The main purpose of creation of this institution is a preparation of future warriors for protection of own state.
Under the auspices of leadership of regional council, the personnel of center is provided by all technical means and training facilities. The head of farm and agricultural enterprises of district and region rendered assistance to provide with supply of provisions. It was developed a special training programme; the specialists were involved for development. Several guys who had training at the center have already gone to the ATO’s area.
In spite of decreasing of attention to the issues of military-patriotic education of youth in our state over the years of independence, the events in the East of Ukraine and tendencies of development of the situation are in need of immediate and decisive actions on decision of this issue.