A veteran bike ride dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Independence of Ukraine kicked off in Uzhhorod.
No professional cyclists among the participants, there were only veterans of the war in Afghanistan. They will cover more than 800 kilometers during a week.
The aim of the bike ride is to promote patriotism and respect for the Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation soldiers and veterans and to commemorate the dead heroes.
The bike ride participants will meet with the families of fallen soldiers. They will finish in Kyiv on August 24 at the memorial complex for Ukrainian soldiers in Afghanistan.