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For Ukraine! For its freedom!

December 15, 2015
Today, the personnel of the 8th separate Special Forces regiment celebrates the 53rd anniversary from the day of establishment the military unit

Congratulating the personnel on the holiday, the regiment commander Colonel Nechaiev noted: “We have a rich modern history that began in March of 2014. During performing the tasks in ATO area, two servicemen were bestowed the title of Hero of Ukraine – it’s Oleksandr Petrakivskyi and Yevhen Zelenskyi who, unfortunately, was killed. Twelve warriors laid down their lives, more than 170 servicemen were wounded. However, all those who are serving nowadays, those who are fighting in the East, have remembered and known how much work was done by our scouts. Our kind of activity such that you can’t see us on general background, we don’t conduct offensive or defensive operations, but believe me, our small units have done harm to the enemy. One day, the history will describe everything; will be made a film in many years, when it will be allowed to speak about it. I will repeat many times that it’s an honor for me to be in command of such personnel”.

On the occasion of the holiday, scouts received insignias, letters of commendation, and military ranks. Also, a pleasant gift for Special Forces men became unplanned day off.