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 Lviv Paratroopers Departing for ATO. PHOTOS

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, servicemen of the 80th separate airmobile brigade of Highly mobile airborne troops have left the city of Lviv to serve in Anti-terrorist operation.

This is reported by Censor.NET citing the press service of the Defense Ministry.

They will join their fellow soldiers performing combat missions to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity in the east of Ukraine.

Relatives, representatives of the command of the military unit, members of civil organizations solemnly said farewell to the defenders of the Fatherland.

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Acting commander Lieutenant Colonel Anatoly Ichenskyi noted that the tasks that have to be performed in the ATO area will be extremely important.

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"The situation in the territories temporarily occupied by illegal military groups is quite complicated. Therefore I ask of you balance, reasonable initiative, willingness to give a rebuff to the aggressors," he said.

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Head of Lviv Regional Union of Afghan Veterans "OUR HOUSE" Petro Kovalishyn wished good luck to the boys in the service, and together with his brothers-in-arms passed on the protective gear for the paratroopers.

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At the end of the event, the military chaplain of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Mykhailo Beletskyi addressed the troops with a farewell prayer for peace and tranquility in the Ukraine. He performed the ceremony of blessing them for military service.

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On the same day as part of a comprehensive program to support members of the anti-terrorist operation and their families, representatives of the city council passed on two sets of mobile fire complex "Garda-3."

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