Relatives of the dead Ukrainian military, President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov and the clerics were at the ceremony.
‘Today, we start a new tradition: remembrance of Ukrainian heroes. The heroes who had sacrificed their lives for the future of the Ukrainian people. And it is not by chance that this tradition starts on the feast of the Intercession of the Theotokos, on the Day of Defenders of Ukraine on October 14,’ Poroshenko claimed.
He added that the Ukrainian nation is and will be, owing to Ukrainian warriors.
‘They suspended the Russian aggression, which started impertinently. Owing to them Kyiv, Dnipro, Lviv and hundreds of other cities, tens of thousands of villages and settlements are able to live a peaceful life,’ Poroshenko added.
The President noted that today Mykhailo Rybak, Ukrainian military died.
Reportedly, on October 14, Ukraine marks Intercession of the Theotokos, Day of Defenders of Ukraine, and Day of Ukrainian Cossacks. At that day, more than 6 thousand law enforcement officers will maintain order in Kyiv.