UNIAN: Ukraine celebrating Volunteer Fighter Day for the first time

(FILES) A member of Ukrainian volunteer battalion Dnipro looks through binoculars near the small southern Ukrainian city of Novoazovsk, Donetsk region, on August 27, 2014.

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Ukrainians are marking a Volunteer Fighter Day on March 14. The holiday was established “to honor the courage and heroism of the defenders of Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity; to further strengthen the patriotic spirit among Ukrainians, to increase public attention toward volunteer groups, and to support the initiative of the public.”

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