Ukrainian children receive awards for their fallen hero fathers

A five-year Ukrainian girl received a bravery medal in place of her border guard father killed in action defending Ukraine from Russian invasion. 8 May, 2015, Kirovohrad, Ukraine. (Image: Social media)

A five-year Ukrainian girl received a bravery medal in place of her border guard father killed in action defending Ukraine from Russian invasion. 8 May, 2015, Kirovohrad, Ukraine. (Image: Social media) 

War in the Donbas

Article by: A. N.

A memorial was opened in Kirovohrad to commemorate the residents of the city who lost their lives defending Ukraine against the Russian invasion. The memorial carries names of 117 heroes. Unfortunately, as the foreign aggression continues, more names are likely to be added.

The memorial for city residents killed while defending Ukraine against the Russian aggression in Kirovohrad, Ukraine. 8 May, 2015 (Image: Igor Filipenko, kr-rada.gov.ua)

The memorial for city residents killed while defending Ukraine against the Russian aggression in Kirovohrad, Ukraine. 8 May, 2015 (Image: Igor Filipenko, kr-rada.gov.ua)

During the memorial’s opening, an award ceremony was held, with families receiving military distinction awards in place of their fallen fathers, husbands and sons.

Families of the fallen soldiers after receiving their awards, Kirovohrad, Ukraine, 8 May, 2015 (Image: kp-rada.gov.ua)

Families of the fallen soldiers after receiving their awards, Kirovohrad, Ukraine, 8 May, 2015 (Image: Igor Filipenko, kp-rada.gov.ua)

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