Day of Ukrainian volunteer celebrated in center of capital
Ukrainian patriots gathered on Independence Square in Kyiv to thank the fighters who first went to the East to defend the borders of Ukraine.
The solemn part began with the forming-up of the of Ukrainian National Guard battalion named after S. Kulchitsky.
The soldiers honored the memory of the fallen comrades laying flowers at the memorial of the Heroes of Heavenly Hundreds.
In memory of the fallen heroes ...
On March 14, a volunteer movement was established in Ukraine.
The first were the battalions of the National Guard, then the special-purpose units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and others.
On this day on Maidan, those met who were the first to defend the territorial integrity of Ukraine, and those who are still fighting for it.
NGU Battalion named after S. Kulchitsky on combat formation.
These soldiers were the first to take the enemy's blow.
Rally in honor of volunteers.
"It was the volunteer battalions that became the ideological inspirer of the Armory Forces of Ukraine," said Mykola Velichkovich, People's Deputy of Ukraine.
Honoring the anthem of Ukraine.
"The enemy could have been defeated long ago. It is just the matter of an appropriate order ..." Stanislav Sidorenko believes, who spent more than two years at the front.
“After the injury, I had to stay at home, but I am sure that I will return to my comrades to the East. It's hard to explain, I have to defend my homeland," the serviceman with the callsign "Karabakh" said.
As a symbol of volunteers, a yellow-blue flag flutters in the middle of the square. This is the battle flag of the Maidan Self Defense.
Meeting the sworn brother.
On the square one could see the history of the Ukrainian army from the times of Kyivan Rus.
More than 20 works on volunteers from different eras were presented.