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The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky commemorates members of the Armed forces of Ukraine (AFU), died fighting for the Donetsk airport. About it writes “Interfax-Ukraine” with reference to the office of the President.
Zelensky laid a wreath at a commemorative bell on-site of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine and talked with military families.
“The defense Ministry of Ukraine honored the memory of the heroes of the”cyborg” defenders of Donetsk airport. The bell of memory rang 50 times. (…) Eternal glory to Ukrainian heroes!” — said in a message posted on the official Twitter account of the Ukrainian defense Ministry.
16 Jan Zelensky called “cyborgs” the best example for all defenders of Ukraine. According to the head of the state, “even the enemy acknowledged” their invincibility.
Fighting for the Donetsk airport went from may 2014 to January 2015, participated in them, including the battalion “Sparta” the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic (DND), which was led by Arseny Pavlov (Motorola). Control of the airport finally got the DNR.
APU soldiers defending the airport, got the unofficial nickname of “cyborgs”, and later it became to use even the official Kiev. Ukrainian film Director Ahtem Seytablaev took about the events of the movie “Cyborg”, it was released on 6 December 2017.
Video, photo All from Russia.