January 16 – Memorial Day of the defenders of the Donetsk airport

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Today is the All-Ukrainian Day of Remembrance of the Cyborgs. Ukraine honors the defenders of the Donetsk airport.

On January 16, at the initiative of the cyborgs themselves, who went through a 242-day hell, the Day of Defenders of the DAP and the memory of fallen brothers is celebrated.
The defense of the Donetsk airport has already entered the history of Ukraine. This heroic defense, which became a symbol of the invincibility and courage of the Ukrainian military, lasted 242 days: from May 26, 2014 to January 22, 2015. All these days, the Ukrainian military, volunteers, doctors and volunteers opposed the invasion of the Russian occupation forces and pro-Russian militants, stubbornly defending the small a piece of Ukrainian land.

The fighting for the Donetsk airport began on May 26, 2014, when pro-Russian separatists and Chechen fighters seized the airport building at the time of still peaceful Donetsk. On the same day, the Ukrainian security forces attacked the positions of terrorists and established control over the Donetsk anniversaries. During the year, complete destabilization of the city of Donetsk, the beginning of the occupation and endless attempts by the enemy to take control of the airport began, but courageous Ukrainian soldiers did not give up positions and even under heavy fire kept At different times, special forces of the 3rd separate regiment, soldiers of 79, 80, 81, 95 separate airmobiles and 93 separate mechanized brigades, 57 separate motorized vehicles fought at the airport and the adjacent village of Peski. arable brie reptiles, 90-th separate airmobile and 74th separate reconnaissance battalions, soldiers of the regiment “Dnepr-1”, Ukrainian soldiers of the Volunteer Corps (AQL) and many others. Many of them were awarded state awards by some, unfortunately, posthumously. On January 18-21, 2015, 58 cyborg defenders who defended the bridgehead to the last drop of blood died as a result of the undermining of the WCT terminal.
On January 21, 2015, it was decided to withdraw Ukrainian troops from the new terminal – this facility was completely destroyed and not suitable for defense.
According to official figures, more than 200 people died in defending the Donetsk airport. For the stability, fearlessness and invincibility of the defenders of the Donetsk airport, they called it “cyborgs”, and the outpost of Ukrainian cyborgs became a symbol of Ukrainian courage, a stronghold of the Ukrainian spirit.
Glory to Ukraine!!! Glory to heroes !!!