A requiem meeting dedicated to the 19th anniversary of the withdrawal of the Soviet troops from Afghanistan took place in Mogilev on Friday,
According to Mogilev Mayor Viktor Shorikov, who took part in the meeting, 3.3 thousand persons from Mogilev Region took part in the Afghan war. 1,500 of them were presented with government orders, 118 perished, while 220 became invalids.
The mayor stressed, that the local authorities are always prepared to render aid to the victims of the Afghan war.
Similar meetings were conducted in many other cities and towns of Mogilev Region, including Krugloye, where veterans of the war met with Governor Boris Batura, Chief Inspector of Mogilev Region Gennady Lavrenkov and members of the Lower Chamber of the Belarusian parliament.