News from Ukraine: Over 400 Ukrainian paratroopers killed in Donbas fighting against Russian aggressor - Poroshenko

15:42 Aug. 2, 2016

Over 400 Ukrainian paratroopers killed in Donbas fighting against Russian aggressor - Poroshenko

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko uring celebrations on the occasion of Airborne Forces Day at the Training Center of the Airborne Forces in Zhytomyr (UNIAN Photo)

Ukraine marks the Paratrooper's Day on August 2

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said a total of 415 Ukrainian paratroopers were killed in Donbas in fighting with a Russian aggressor, according to a UNIAN correspondent.

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"A total of 415 paratroopers did not return from a mission, dying in fierce fighting with the Russian aggressor," Poroshenko said during celebrations on the occasion of Airborne Forces Day at the Training Center of the Airborne Forces in Zhytomyr.

The President said 2,295 airborne soldiers received state awards, seven of them marked with the title "Hero of Ukraine."


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