On December 11 the deputy head - the chief of staff of an oblgoadministration Dmitry Oboronko held a meeting with members of the Regional union of soldiers - internationalists and a stock during which the preparation and carrying out question in the field of the actions dated for 20-й to anniversary of removal of armies of the being USSR from the territory of Afghanistan, and also carrying out in the field of Day of memory of victims of wars and peacekeeping operations was discussed.
About it reports a press - service Nikolaev YEAH.
Reference:according to the Decree of the President of Ukraine of 11.02.2004, on February 15 in Ukraine Day of celebration of participants of operations in the territory of other states is celebrated. This day is dated for anniversary of withdrawal of troops of the USSR from Afghanistan.
From 1979 to 1989 about hundred fifty thousand Ukrainians passed through a hearth of "the Afghan war". 290 Ukrainians didn't return from Afghanistan, 62 - are considered as missing persons or taken prisoner. More than 8 thousand Ukrainians got wounds, 4 687 from them returned to parental houses disabled people.
Celebrate in Ukraine and all those who took part in other wars. Now in Armed forces of Ukraine about 2 thousand officers and the ensigns who were taking part in the Afghan war, about 20 thousand military personnel fulfilling an international duty in Chile, Spain, Egypt, Vietnam, Ethiopia, on the island Cuba and serve in many others, "hot spots".
487 Ukrainians were lost during wars and the conflicts in territories of 16 countries, reports calend.ru.