Ukraine celebrates the Day of Marine Corps: Ukraine celebrates The Marines Day

12:49 Nov. 16, 2016

Ukraine celebrates The Marines Day

Solemn ceremony to commemorate "black berets"(UNIAN photo)

To congratulate the elitist division of the army, a documentary movie is being released

Representatives of the Organization of Veterans, the Union of Marine Corps of Ukraine, and the Ministry of Defense gathered today in the park of Glory to commemorate all the perished fighters, including those who gave their lives since the occupation of Crimea and the beginning of military actions in Donbass.

To show respect, the flower-laying ceremony to the eternal flame and a minute of silence were held.

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To congratulate the Marines with their professional day, Ukrainian military TV produced the documentary movie about Ukrainian "black berets" named "Marine Corps of Ukraine: Forever Loyal".

Here's the trailer:

The Secretary of the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine, Alexander Turchinov, congratulated all the Marines; the official also pointed out that "black berets" establish the elite of all military forces.

Alexander Turchinov in his letter of congratulations to the fighters said: "Today, in the rows of Marines, there are genuine patriots and knights of their country. In the last two years', the majority of the fighters had been in ATO, into the very heart of the battle zones, opposing Russian aggression and making enemy feel fearful."

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Turchinov also highlighted that the Marine Corps were the first to face Russian aggression.

The professional day of "black berets" was established by the president in 2014.

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