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We Will Never Forget the Exploits of the Heroes!

March 10, 2021
The memory of the fallen reconnaissance men was honored in the national defence ministry
We Will Never Forget the Exploits of the Heroes!

Today, the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine has hosted a daily morning ceremony on commemoration of the Ukrainian defenders who were killed this day in different years as a result of Russian armed aggression. The event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, officers and employees of the subdivision of the Defence Ministry and the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as servicemen of Kyiv garrison.

The Remembrance Bell was rung today eight times, three of them in the honor of the fallen reconnaissance men from the 131st separate reconnaissance battalion Andrii Vedeshyn, Illia Perezhohin and Viktor Soltis.

By the Decree of the President of Ukraine no. 177/2020, dated by May 12, 2020, all mentioned reconnaissance men were posthumously awarded the Order "For Courage" for personal courage and selfless actions, demonstrated while protecting state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

The attendees observed a minute of silence the memory of the Ukrainian defenders and laid flowers near the Remembrance Stela.