A monument to “the Crimeans who died in the battles for unity of Ukraine” has been unveiled in the Kherson region of Ukraine, a few kilometres from the border with the annexed Crimea.
The monument was erected by the efforts of volunteers of the Heroica charity organization near the village of Stavki (Ponds).
The monument is a cross on a stone pedestal. Several granite slabs with names of 21 Crimeans killed in the battles with Russian separatists in the East of Ukraine in 2014-2016 are installed near the cross.
“There’s the undeclared war going for almost three years. We know our enemy and we know his purpose is to destroy our State, our people, our memory. But nothing is going to work out for him. Look at this Stela and you will see 21 names of those who gave the most precious thing in the world — their lives for us, for our peace, for the integrity of our country,” said Vice-Chairman of the Kherson regional administration Vadym Chaban at the unveiling ceremony of the monument.