On January 22, the national postal operator launches a stamp and an envelope “They withstood! Concrete did not!" It is a tribute to the Ukrainian soldiers who defended the Donetsk airport for 242 days.
All the major landmark events of Ukraine, in particular, since 2014, "Ukrposhta" depicts events dedicated to the Ukrainian army on the stamps, its defenders and this time depicted the heroic defence of the Donetsk airport.
The special cancellation of stamp and envelope will take place on January 22 at 14:00 in Kyiv at the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War with the participation of defenders of Donetsk airport, ATO/JFO veterans, the Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Kryklii, Minister for Veterans Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons Oksana Koliada, Director General of “Ukrposhta” Ihor Smelianskyi, author of the stamp - graphic artist Andrii Yermolenko and students of Kyiv Military Lyceum named after Ivan Bohun.
Combat actions for the airport lasted from May 26, 2014 to January 22, 2015 and ended after the airport was completely destroyed. On January 18-21, 2015, 58 defenders died as a result of the destruction of the terminal of the Donetsk airport. The 3rd Separate Special Forces Regiment, servicemen from 79th, 80th, 81st, 95th Air Assault Brigades and 93rd Mechanized Brigade, 57th Motorized Brigade, 90th Separate Airmobile and 74th Separate Reconnaissance Battalions, fighters of the regiment "Dnipro-1", Volunteer Ukrainian Corps and others fought in Donetsk airport and the village of Pisky during this period.
Time and place:
January 22, 14:00.
The National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War. Memorial complex
24 Lavrska Str.
Accreditation of mass media officials’ is carried out until 10:00 on January 22.
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