Forever will enter history Of Ukraine the feat of the “cyborgs” of the Donetsk airport, surpassed the glory of three hundred Spartans, the invincibility and swiftness of the “Black Brigade”, resilience, courage and invincibility of all soldiers - infantrymen, tank crews and gunners, representatives of other branches of service, combat and logistical support, who, every minute risking life on the "zero", reliably stand on the protection of not only their homeland, but also the whole of democratic Europe- Poroshenko declared.
According to him, the ground troops "daily prove that there is no such force that can violate the spirit and will of the Ukrainian soldier."
Recall, the confrontation at the airport in Donetsk lasted for 242 of the day and ended with the retreat of the Ukrainian security forces. According to the Ministry of Defense of the DPR, the total number of losses of soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the vicinity of the airport was about 600 people. All buildings on its territory were destroyed during clashes.