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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has assigned the name of Yurii Olefirenko to Kirovohrad battle landing ship of the 5th Brigade of surface ships of the Southern Naval Base of the Naval Forces of Ukraine.

President Poroshenko announced it at the solemn ceremony on the Day of the Naval Forces of Ukraine in Odesa, Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the Defense Ministry.

"Indestructible fighting spirit, courage, and professionalism of the naval special forces and marines, displayed during the defense of the Donbas, show an example of exceptional military valor and honor. While defending the Donbas and its sea pearl Mariupol, the sailors added many heroic pages to the annals of the Ukrainian state," Poroshenko said, expressing his firm belief that the dead hero, Commander of the Special Maritime Center Yurii Olefirenko is worthy of respect and that his name should appear on the board of the battle landing ship.

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