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 415 Ukrainian paratroopers died in fighting with Russian aggressor, - Poroshenko

415 Ukrainian paratroopers have been killed in hostilities in Ukraine's east.

As reported by Censor.NET referring to 112 Ukraine, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said it in Zhytomyr in his festive speech devoted to Highly Mobile Airborne Troops Day.

A minute of silence was observed in the memory of the fallen soldiers.

"2,295 paratroopers have been awarded state decorations for valor and heroism demonstrated in fighting with Russian invaders. Seven of them have been granted the title of Hero of Ukraine. 415 airborne fighters would never return from a mission, having died in fierce fighting with Russian aggressors. May they forever be remembered and glorified," Poroshenko noted.

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As previously reported, more than 174,500 soldiers and employees of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have received the status of combatants since the start of the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine.
 
 
 
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