Ukrainians mark centenary of 1918 Kruty battle

Source : 112 Ukraine

Solemn events and historical re-enactment take place in Kyiv
10:18, 29 January 2018


Common Ukrainians mark the centenary of the 1918 Kruty Battle. Kyiv and some other Ukrainian cities host a number of events. 

On Monday, Ukrainian statesmen honor the memory of the fallen warriors, joining the flower-laying ceremony at Lukianivske military graveyard.  

A group of actors will go for a historical re-enactment of the fight at Arsenal factory in Kyiv, which occurred in 1918. The traditional torchlight procession from Arsenalna square to the Kruty Heroes' memorial will follow. 

The Kruty battle, which took place not far from Kruty railroad station in Chernihiv region, northern Ukraine. Back then, 400 students briefly halted the advance of 4,000-strong Red Army unit, as it marched towards Kyiv. Thus, the government of Ukrainian People’s Republic saved some time and prepared to defend the city.

As we reported earlier, the first trailer of Kruty 1918 action film released. 

The production team of Kruty 1918, the Ukraine-made action film uploaded the movie trailer on Facebook.

The trailer shows everyday lives of students who participated in the historical battle of 1918, their studying process and fragments of battle scenes.

Related: Ukraine commemorates heroes of Battle of Kruty

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