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 Bila Tserkva residents extend warm welcome to 72nd Brigade soldiers upon their return home. VIDEO+PHOTOS

On Sunday, Nov. 5, the residents of Bila Tserkva gathered near the military base of the 72nd Separate Mechanized Brigade to extend a warm welcome to the soldiers who have left the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone for rotation in full force for the first time in more than three years.

As reported by a correspondent for Censor.NET, the locals accompanied the military who were marching along one of the city's central streets. Someone came to congratulate their loved ones and others just to support and honor the defenders.



Video by bctv

The Brigade spent last year carrying out missions in such hot spots of the ATO zone as Avdiivka's industrial zone, Butivka mine, and the village of Verkhniotoretske.

Brigade Commander, Colonel Andrii Sokolov, said his soldiers are considered to be the most proficient not only in the Ukrainian Army, but, possibly, the world's best fighters. They proved to be capable of performing tasks under extremely tough combat conditions they had encountered not only in Avdiivka but also Volnovakha, Izvaryne, Chervonopartyzansk, Donetsk airport, and near Mariupol.

According to the brigade commander, many soldiers were decorated with medals while several servicemen were awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine, namely Lieutenant Vasyl Tarasiuk, and Major Andrii Kyzylo (posthumously).

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Photos by Vika Yasynska, Censor.NET
 
 
 
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