Back from war: Mykolaiv battalion has returned from Donbas to its base
Society18:25 Oct. 31, 2016

Mykolaiv battalion has returned from Donbas to its base

Soldiers' indomitable spirit has been honored by Ukraine's Defense Ministry

"Phoenix" battalion of 79th Air Assault brigade recently returned to Mykolaiv.

Since early morning, families, relatives, friends, as well as Mykolaiv residents, waited for their heroes from the war zone. The battalion has served in the ATO zone for the past year performing the most complicated of tasks there.

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Paratroopers have gained a name for themselves of invincible and returning home without any losses. For their combat merits, more than 70 soldiers have been honored by Ukraine's Defense Ministry.

Under the Ukrainian legislation, the men can now resign, however, some of them decided to continue serving in the Armed Forces until victory is on the Ukrainian side.

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Valeriy Kurych, commander of 79th air assault brigade of Mykolaiv: All the tasks have been accomplished giving them all the respects due to our 79th brigade. 

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