February 15 Mogilev held a dramatized meeting dedicated to the 27th anniversary of withdrawal of the Soviet troops from Afghanistan. Representatives of the city and regional authorities, public organizations, labour collectives, internationalist-soldiers and relatives of the fallen soldiers and officers laid flowers to the memorial.
Vladimir Tsumarev, chairman of Mogilev city executive committee, says that the events of the Afghan war are still urgent for historians, politicians, relatives and friends of those who died at that war. The Afghan war proved that nobody has rights to interfere in other country’s life. Today Belarus’ external affairs policy is directed at peace, mutual respect, and equal rights in cooperation. The country prioritizes diplomatic channels of settling conflicts.
According to Vladimir Tsumarev, Mogilev’s families had their losses brought by the Afghan war: 23 families lost their sons, 78 Mogilev’s residents got contusion, and 26 soldiers became invalids. 3.5 thousand Mogilev residents participated in that war. 585 soldiers and officers were awarded with orders, 68 of them were awarded with the order twice. 186 soldiers got medals for courage.
The Regional Culture Palace held a concert in the memory of the fallen Afghan war soldiers and officers.