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Odesa celebrates the Day of Defender of Ukraine. Picture story

The Day of Defender of Ukraine in Odesa: the ceremony of laying flowers, a prayer service, the solemn offering the pledge of allegiance to the motherland by the pupils of military educational institutions

On October 14, 2018, in the Square of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred were laid baskets and flowers at the Memorial Stone to soldiers who gave their lives for the integrity and independence of Ukraine.

The event was attended by the heads of the city and region, deputies, representatives of various types of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, pupils of the Navy lyceum, Odessa schoolchildrn, clergy and the public.

The participants of the event were greeted by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in the video message. The Mayor of Odesa Gennadiy Trukhanov aslo greeted the participants.

On this holiday, having uttered the words of the oath, pupils of military educational institutions from all the regions of the country joined the ranks of the defenders of Ukraine.

At the end of the ceremony, representatives of various religious denominations held a joint prayer for the defenders of Ukraine.

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October 14 is declared the Day of Defender of Ukraine by the Decree of the President of Ukraine in order to commemorate the military exploits, the dedication of citizens who have dedicated their lives to the Ukrainian people, preservation and development of national military traditions.

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