Monday, August 24, 2015

This is not victory day yet. but these are victory soldiers

August 24, 2015 ( Independence Square and Khreshchatyk are seeing new Ukrainian army. At the corner of Prorizna Street a hundred-throat yell shockwaved the area: "Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the heroes!", "Glory to the nation! Death to enemies!", "Ukraine above everything!" These are not football fans, it is an infantry rank, wearing new combat gear with their guns at the trail. The volunteers are rehearsing the Independence Day march to honor Ukrainian armed forces.

The 24th assault battalion "Aidar" and the glorious Afghan company are showcasing young recruits. Heroes of the last August are rare, but morale is as high and the Afghan traditions are kept and honored, battle experience being adopted. No rookies here - just excellent young soldiers, not forced but motivated.
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