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22 January 2018

On Sunday, January 21 at the International Airport "Dnepropetrovsk" a concert was held under the slogan "Heroes do not die! Heroes of Glory! ", Dedicated to the anniversary of the heroic 242-day defense of the International Airport" Donetsk "named after Sergei Prokofiev.

In honor of the memory of the defenders of the Donetsk airport, the joint military band of the Dnipropetrovsk garrison and the vocal and choreographic ensemble "Youth of the Dnieper" performed at the terminal building with an improvised concert.

Similar actions to honor the "cyborgs" were also held at airports and public places of the Dniprо, Zaporozhye, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Odessa, Kharkov, Chernigov and Vinnitsa.

Battles for the Donetsk airport. Prokofiev, which was of strategic importance, lasted between Ukrainian servicemen and Russian occupation forces from May 26, 2014 until January 21, 2015. The defense lasted 242 days. During this time, about 200 Ukrainian fighters were killed, half a thousand more were injured. On January 21, 2015, the forces of the ATU withdrew from the airport due to the destruction of the facility. For incredible steadfastness, the militants called the Ukrainian military - "Cyborgs."
We are very grateful to all those present who took part in the Promotion together with us!