Monday, December 19 2016 20:23 EET
Poroshenko met with liberated cyborg Taras Kolodiy and thanked him for courage and patriotism
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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with cyborg, paratrooper of the 80th airmobile brigade Taras Kolodiy liberated from captivity of militants. The meeting was also attended by mother of Taras Kolodiy Halyna Myroslavivna.

The Head of State expressed gratitude to the military for the unbroken character, for the fact that he had acted like a true hero and hadn’t betrayed the state: 

“Today is a truly festive day, St. Nicholas makes all sorts of miracles. I would like to express gratitude to you that over the past almost two years you have demonstrated who true Ukrainian heroes are”. The President emphasized: “We are thankful for your courage, firm character and patriotism. Taras, welcome home”.

Petro Poroshenko noted that a lot of people had been waiting and working for the liberation of Taras Kolodiy. Today, authorities, volunteers, representatives of churches keep doing everything possible to liberate our hostages.

Taras Kolodiy express gratefulness for the liberation. He told about his captivity. 

“I would like to express gratitude to every contributor to my liberation, Security Service officials, you, Mr. President, mother and all volunteers involved,” he said. The mother of Taras Kolodiy also thanked everyone involved in the liberation. “This is a great gift for the Day of St. Nicholas and Christmas holidays,” she added.

The President expressed gratitude to the mother of the liberate hero for such a son – true warrior who defends Ukraine from enemies. “I know that your second son defends Ukraine as well. Your family is a symbol of Ukrainian sacrifice for true independence and freedom,” the Head of State stressed.

The President informed that he had instructed to ensure necessary medical examination of the liberated cyborg in the hospital of the State Affairs Department. “I am interested in what you are going to do in the future. I talked to the Minister of Defense and the Chief of the General Staff – they are waiting for you. You have become a true legend,” Petro Poroshenko added.

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