New memorial complex devoted to the police officers, fallen in the combat zone of the Anti-terrorist operation in Donbas, was opened in the city of Boyarka, Kyiv region on Friday.
Oleksandr Turchynov, Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine, addressed the visitors saying that the memorial will remind of the volunteers fallen in Donbas.
“Today we are opening a memorial complex here in Kyiv region that reminds of the heroes – volunteers, about 23 guys who volunteered defending their Ukraine, their families, giving the most valuable – their lives, without waiting for the draft cards to arrive,” noted Turchynov.
The Head of the Interior Ministry noted that there are 29 names on the stelae of memory.
“There are 29 names on the stelae. 15 of them are grievous blaze in our hearts. Ilovaisk is the most tragic place for volunteer movement, for our battalions, where we witnessed the treachery of the Russian military machine, where we lost all our illusions. We realized that we need to fight with this enemy seriously. Militarily. With all our strength. And those guys have proven that there is no higher priority than protecting our Motherland,” the Minister said.