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Ukraine honors courage of paratroopers

2.08.2016 р., 14:57

For courage and heroism in battle with Russian invaders almost 2,300 of our troopers received state awards, 7 of them were awarded with the title of Hero of Ukraine.

This was noted on August 2, the Day of highly mobile airborne troops, by President Petro Poroshenko during celebrations in Zhytomyr. Over the past 2 years, highly mobile airborne forces have changed dramatically, he said.

The President stated that during the period of hostilities in Donbas 415 paratroopers were killed. He stressed the need to improve military capability and increase potential of airborne troops.

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