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 Public in Luhansk region commemorated unidentified defenders of Ukraine killed in 2014, - ATO HQ. PHOTOS

Staff officers and public within Luhansk task force headquarters participated in the events commemorating temporarily unidentified defenders of Ukraine buried on Chmyrivka village cemetery, the Luhansk region.

Censor.NET reports citing the ATO HQ press service on Facebook.

"In September 2014, Ukrainian fighters were caught in an enemy ambush near Vesela Hora, next to Luhansk. 28 fighters were killed defending the independence and sovereignty of our state. On Oct. 1, 2014, the killed heroes were said goodbyes to in Starobilsk and buried with honors on Chmyrivka village cemetery. During next month, nine more graves were added," the report reads.

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Every year, comrades, school students, volunteers and public activists commemorate the fallen heroes and share their memories of the fighting in Luhansk direction.

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Some fighters who were identified have been reburied upon the request of their families.

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"Dmytro Rozhkov from Kotovsk, the Odesa region, used to tell his mom: 'If I die in combat, I would like to remain in the land I was defending.' His mom desired that Dmytro remained for good in the land of Luhansk that he defended when alive," the HQ said.

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Public in Luhansk region commemorated unidentified defenders of Ukraine killed in 2014, - ATO HQ 05

Public in Luhansk region commemorated unidentified defenders of Ukraine killed in 2014, - ATO HQ 06
 
 
 
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