Flag Day in Ukraine; President Zelensky honors army units

18:23, 23 August 2019

August 23, Ukraine celebrated the Flag Day. On this occasion, President Volodymyr Zelensky gathered combat veterans of Ukrainian army units. The solemn ceremony took place in Kyiv.

The leader of the state rewarded servicemen with military decorations and granted honorary names to certain units. The 92nd Armored Mechanized Brigade that fought Russian mercenaries in battles of Ilovaisk and Debaltseve is now named after Ivan Sirko, the Cossack warlord. The 456th Transport Aviation Brigade of Ukraine's Air Force is now named after Dmytro Maiboroda.

The renowned officer and the Hero of Ukraine, Maiboroda deceased during the attack of Russian occupants in Donbas in 2014, saving his crew. The foresaid ceremony was followed by a symbolic march and a brief performance from the military.