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 We will liberate and rebuild Donetsk airport - Poroshenko

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The Ukrainian president and his wife visited the premiere of documentary film "Airport" and communicated with direct participants of the events reflected in the film - defenders of the Donetsk airport.

This documentary tells about the events of summer - fall 2014 and restores the details of the airport defense. The film shows brave soldiers that have been called "cyborgs" for their courage, perseverance, military valor and heroism, Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the head of state.

The president has addressed the "cyborgs": "Your feat has revived the morale of the Ukrainian army. If it was not for you, the enemy would be all over Ukraine now."

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"We've learned to defend the state," the president said and thanked "those warriors and volunteers, soldiers and generals that have created the army in a very short term.

"Today the army exists and has its victories and heroes. Glory to Ukraine and Glory to Heroes!", Poroshenko said.

"I have no doubt that we will liberate the airport, for it is our land. And we will restore it. And we will put the remnants of iron reinforcement and concrete under the glass there and write "Glory to Cyborgs!", for the remembrance of them will live forever and the future generations of Ukraine's defenders to be raised on your feat," the head of state noted.

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The attendees have honored the memory of the fallen heroes with a moment of silence.

The president also thanked shooting crew of the film for recording the unbroken spirit of true Ukrainian heroes.

"I would recommend everyone to watch this film, for it educates Ukrainians better than dozens of eloquent political speeches. It awakens the soul and speaks to our hearts," Petro Poroshenko said.

 
 
 
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