Wednesday, March 1 2017 18:41 EET
President awarded servicemen who defended Avdiivka: Thank you for a firm patriotic position
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In the course of the visit to I.I. Mechnikov regional clinical hospital of Dnipro, President Petro Poroshenko met with warriors of the Ukrainian Armed Forces who undergo treatment and awarded them. Particularly, the Head of State had a conversation with warriors who took part in hostilities in the area of Avdiivka during the escalation in January-February 2017.

The Head of State wished the defenders a fast recovery. “I would like to thank each of you for a flawless performance of the military duty and a firm patriotic position. I am confident that the main thing we must have is faith in our victory. FOr the truth is with Ukraine, for the people of Ukraine is with us,” the President noted. He added that the experience of servicemen who will decide to continue military service after rehabilitation is very important for the future protection from the aggression.

The President presented valuable gifts to the wounded servicemen.

The Head of State also visited the volunteer headquarters that helps the wounded servicemen. It was established in May 2014 and was one of the first to receive wounded military from the ATO area. Over the period of its functioning, 14 thousand warriors got help in this center and 99.4% of them were saved.

Over this time, efficient evacuation of the wounded servicemen from all sectors of the ATO area has been established. THe President instructed Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak to take necessary measures to equip another medical aircraft for transportation of the wounded soldiers.

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