Mogilev held a meeting-requiem celebrating the 21st anniversary of withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan. The meeting took place by the monument to the soldiers-internationalists. Petr Rudnik, the head of Mogilev Regional Executive Committee, who took part in the meeting, expressed his sincere gratitude to the soldiers-internationalists for their honour, patriotism, contribution to young people upbringing.
3.5 thousand soldiers from Mogilev region took part in the war in Afghanistan. Almost 1.5 thousand officers and soldiers were awarded with orders and medals. Andrei Melnikov became the Soviet Union Hero posthumously.
Regional Executive Bodies provide soldiers-internationalists with assistance. Last year the veterans-internationalists and the families of those who died during the war in Afghanistan got welfare for Вr24,6 mln. The welfare for not sufficiently provided families made Вr6 mln. 24 persons got bank loans for house construction on preferential terms. Thousands of soldiers-internationalists got complex medical examination. This is just a short list of measures taken by local authorities to provide good life standards of soldiers-internationalists. According to Petr Rudnik, local authorities will continue their work in this direction.