Memorial cross to defenders of Ukraine unveiled in Kyiv

14.10.2021, 12:15
Memorial cross to defenders of Ukraine unveiled in Kyiv - фото 1
Today, on October 14, a memorial cross was unveiled in the Kurenivka Park of culture and recreation on the occasion of the Day of Defenders in honor of all the fighters for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine who defended our homeland at different times.

This is reported by Army inform.

- The Memorial Cross has a long history. It was created back in 2009 to mark the 100th anniversary of Stepan Bandera's birth. Then the authorities did not give permission for its installation. The cross was kept on a private territory, outside of Kyiv, until today, when it became possible to install it, " the organizers said.
Veterans of the Russian-Ukrainian war, the city's public, reenactors representing soldiers-defenders of various temporary events, and a guard of honor with banners were involved in the solemn events.

Informational and musical content was specially planned. In particular, well-known compositions were performed by the people's artist of Ukraine Taras Companichenko, Honored Artist of Ukraine Irena Zakharko, trumpeter of the Maidan during the revolution of dignity Konstantin Oliynik and the ensemble of ancient music "Chorea Kozatska".

— Today we pay tribute and respect to our glorious heroes — and the opening of this monument is a witness to this. We must fight for Ukraine, we must work for Ukraine and remember our national heroes all our lives, "said Viktor ROG, editor-in-chief of the OUN(B) Weekly Shlyakh Pobedy.

The installation of the memorial cross was supported by local authorities. It became a gift to Kyiv from the patriotic community.