70 military musicians pay tribute to memory of Donetsk airport defenders in Kharkiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

The flash mob took place in Kharkiv Airport
12:13, 20 January 2020

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On January 20, the Cyborgs’ Memorial Day, the flash mob took place in Kharkiv Airport. About 70 military musicians joined it as 112 Ukraine reported.

The representatives of the orchestras of the National Guard of Ukraine, Kharkiv Air Force University and the National Law Academy.

The orchestra performed three military musical works, Bortnyansky, choral and Passing Bell. Besides, the State Anthem of Ukraine sounded. About fifty people gathered to observe the event.

Three planes landed at the airfield during the flash mob. All interested passengers could join the event. The event in Kharkiv is one of the most large-scale events held in Ukraine today.

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Ukraine's warriors held their positions in Donetsk airport for 242 consecutive days in 2014 and 2015, outgunned and outnumbered. The enemy landed strikes from multiple missile launchers, tanks and mortars. heavy sniper fire was observed, too. Stunned by their fortitude, the hostile fighters called them "the cyborgs".

About 200 Ukrainian soldiers deceased in that battle; some 500 more were wounded in action. On January 21, 2015, a decision was made to withdraw Ukrainian servicemen from the new terminal of the airport, since this facility was completely destroyed and was not suitable for defense.

As we reported, Ukrainians pay tribute to the cyborgs, the collective name of Ukrainian soldiers who defended Donetsk airport in the battle that took place in 2014-2015. The military orchestra performed in the hall of Boryspil international airport.



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