Wounded soldiers marathon: Wounded Ukrainian soldiers participate in Washington marathon

17:27 Oct. 30, 2016

Wounded Ukrainian soldiers participate in Washington marathon

Ukrainian soldier at the meeting in the Embassy of Ukraine to the US (Photo: Embassy of Ukraine to the US)

They dedicate their run to all Ukrainian military personnel who lost their life or health while combating Russian aggression against Ukraine

A team of the Ukrainian wounded warriors has arrived in Washington to take part in the 41st Marine Corp Marathon on October 30, Ukraine's Embassy to the US reports on its Facebook page.

The representatives of the US Marine Corp, the British-American charity Allied Forces Foundation, the Ukrainian volunteer groups in the USA, journalists as well as a team of wounded soldiers from Georgia were present at the meeting.

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A group of ATO's veterans from Ukraine who undergo rehabilitation in medical centers in Washington, Chicago and Philadelphia also attended the event.

The President of the Allied Forces Foundation Stuart Taylor admitted that the participation of wounded warriors from Ukraine and Georgia in this marathon demonstrates a high spirit and willingness of these countries' military to withstand foreign aggressor.

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On behalf of the Ukrainian team a former soldier of the 128th mountain brigade, Vadym Svyrydenko said that they dedicate their run to all Ukrainian military who lost their life or health while combating Russian aggression against Ukraine.

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