In the Donbass in the fighting against the Russian aggressors killed 317 Ukrainian artillery.

In the battle with Russian aggressors in the Donbas killed 317 artillery of the Armed forces of Ukraine. This was announced by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the celebrations in Devochkah Kyiv region on the occasion of the day of missile troops and artillery. The broadcast led the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.

“Reliable cover fire (artillery – ed.) has saved thousands of lives of Ukrainian soldiers and civilians. For courage and heroism shown during the fulfillment of combat missions, 1 591 soldier-gunner were awarded high state awards. 317 heroes-gunners were killed in the fighting with the Russian aggressor. Please honor the cherished memory of the Ukrainian Heroes with a moment of silence,” – said the President of Ukraine.

He added that today artillery comprises 70% of the combat missions.

“They account for over 70% of fire fighting tasks of the Ukrainian troops which protect Ukrainian land, reflecting the aggressor in the East of our country. Determining for you have always been training, a high degree of organization and coherence and accuracy in calculations. Accurately calculated and jewelry made heavy fire of artillery repeatedly forced the enemy to abandon its aggressive plans,” – said Poroshenko.

Recall that earlier Poroshenko of Ukraine congratulated the Ukrainian missile and artillery this professional holiday.

Today, November 3, celebrates the Day of missile troops and artillery. In Ukraine, the official celebration came in 1997, when the second President Leonid Kuchma signed the Decree â„– 1215/97 “About the Day of missile forces and artillery”. On the same day in the Armed forces of Ukraine is celebrated another holiday – the Day of engineer troops.