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The President honored the memory of the heroes of Kruty
Volodymyr Zelenskyy laid flowers at the memorial cross to the Heroes of Kruty at Askold’s grave in Kyiv.
On Sunday, January 29, on the Day of Remembrance of the Heroes of Krut, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhny commemorated those who fell in the struggle for an independent Ukraine during the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917-1921, the Office of the President reports.
At Askold’s grave in Kyiv, Zelensky laid flowers at the memorial cross to the Heroes of Kruty.
The head of state noted that, while honoring the memory of the Heroes of Kruty, we remember our history, we are proud, we thank and support the Ukrainian army and together we bring victory closer. Therefore, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny also participated in the event.
Flowers were also laid at the memorial cross by cadets of military educational institutions, in particular, the National Academy of Land Forces named after Hetman Petro Sahaydachny, Kharkiv National Air Force University named after Ivan Kozhedub, Institute of Naval Forces of the National University Odessa Maritime Academy, Military Institute of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv , Military Institute of Telecommunications and Informatization named after Geroev Krut, Kyiv Military Lyceum named after Ivan Bohun.
On the Day of Remembrance of Heroes of Krut, President Volodymyr Zelenskyi honored the memory of those who died in the struggle for independent Ukraine during the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917–1921.
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— Office of the President (@APUkraine) January 29, 2023
Recall that on January 29, Ukraine celebrates the 104th anniversary of the battle near Kruty, which delayed the Bolshevik offensive against Kyiv. In January 1918, near the Kruty railway station (now Chernihiv region), the forces of the Ukrainian People’s Republic, which had declared its independence a few days earlier, tried to stop the advance of the Bolshevik troops advancing on Kyiv.
It was near Kruty that the least prepared link of the Ukrainian army had to repel the forces of the Red Guard: in particular, the Russians were opposed by several hundred Kyiv junkers, as well as students and high school students. After the battle, the Bolsheviks shot 27 (according to some sources, 28) captured youths. Some of them were buried with honors at Askold’s grave in Kyiv in 1918. Now this burial has not been preserved, although a memorial sign to the Heroes of Krut has been erected nearby.
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