People's Wall of Remembrance dedicated to Ilovaisk tragedy unveiled in Kyiv
On Saturday, August 29, the anniversary of Ilovaysk tragedy, the second section of the memorial titled People's Wall of Remembrance was unveiled in Kyiv at St. Michael Monastery. The new construction features Ukrainian soldiers who were killed or lost in the Ilovaisk pocket.
During the unveiling of the memorial,therequiem service for the fallen heroes was performed by clergymen of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate with participation of relatives and friends of the victims, participants of those terrible events and all people involved.
According to the organizers: “We have gathered here today to commemorate all those who are not with us any longer. A year ago,the elite of our nation, the fighters of volunteer battalions were murdered in the Ilovaysk pocket. It was volunteer battalions that made up the backbone of the powerful army, which was moving forward and liberating Donbas from the invaders. It was this very elite part of our troops who died in the pocket. Today we have come here on the anniversary of the death of our brethren, to remember them according to Christian tradition.
As reported, the unveiling of the first section of the memorial took place on May 30, 2015.