The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko offers to name streets and schools the names of the Ukrainian military, which demonstrated " incredible valor in battles with the militia for the oversight of the Donetsk airport.
The Donetsk airport was one of the "hot spots" of confrontation between the security forces and militias throughout the year.
As informs on Wednesday, the presidential press service, Poroshenko met with "cyborgs" (as it is called in Ukraine, fighting at airport security forces - ed.) and relatives by giving them state awards. Among awarded - the family of the late senior Lieutenant Ivan Zubkov, who, despite the grievous wound, left the battlefield and to the last continued to struggle.
"Today we are gathered to pay tribute and reward our heroes - the best Ukrainian men, who have become a real Ukrainian legend. Love of country and love for his native land - that's where the reasons for their incredible prowess. I would very much wished to have their names called streets, schools, because after all, it's our - our war for independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity ", - said Poroshenko.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as Among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
One of the most important points signed in February of the Minsk agreements was the constitutional reform, and the enactment of a permanent law on the special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The agreement notes that decentralization should take place in coordination specifically, the commissioners of these districts, however, the Kiev Authorities are ignoring this provision, arguing about the fact that you are unwilling to have a dialogue with the authorized rebellious territories. Read the full text of the Minsk agreements "