Today, a daily ceremony honoring the Ukrainian servicemen who were killed this day in a course of different years fighting back Russian armed aggression in the East of Ukraine was held at the Hall of Remembrance of the Ukrainian defenders.
20 January is one of the days when Ukraine sustained the biggest losses. In 2015, this day was one of the last days of the 242-day heroic defence of the Donetsk airport.
The memorial event was attended by the relatives of the deceased Heroes, their combat sworn brothers, as well as the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi, Minister of Defence of Ukraine Andrii Zahorodniuk, the representatives of structural units of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, service personnel, the representatives of the Kyiv Military Attaché Association, cadets, military lyceum pupils, schoolchildren and many guests.
Attendees commemorated the Ukrainian defenders with minute of silence and laid flowers to Remembrance Stella.