Poroshenko: 2,269 Ukrainian soldiers died since ATO start

Poroshenko: 2,269 Ukrainian soldiers died since ATO start

Science the start of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in eastern Ukraine, a total of 2,269 Ukrainian soldiers died defending Ukraine from the Russian aggression.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said during a “Lesson of Courage” to students of Kyiv military lyceum named after Ivan Bohun and students of higher military establishments, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

The president stressed that on the Day of Heroes of Kruty it becomes a tradition in Ukraine to commemorate ATO soldiers as well.

“All of them were killed in the fight for independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” the President stressed.

The head of state also called on all those present at the event to observe a minute of silence.


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