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Petr Rudnik: Afghanistan war veterans greatly contribute to patriotic education of Mogilev region's youth

Twenty-five years have passed since the Soviet troops were withdrawn from Afghanistan, but in the course of time the deeds of our patriots have become greater and greater, the chairman of Mogilev region executive committee Petr Rudnik stressed during the opening ceremony. Internationalist warriors were the first ones to challenge international terrorism. The war honors prove their courage and determination. 585 representatives of Mogilev region were awarded with orders, 68 were awarded twice, 186 got medals for Bravery, and Andrei Melnikov is one of the five Belarusians having been awarded with the Title of Hero of the Soviet Union.

"You have always remained true to the military oath and Motherland. You left Afghanistan undefeated, and have found your vocation in peaceful life after coming back home. You support peace and accord and greatly contribute to patriotic education of younger Belarusians. And the State is very grateful to you for this. The sovereign Belarus has always supported public organisations of internationalist warriors and will follow the pattern in future. The support take different forms: assistance in the housing problem, benefits for veterans of Afghanistan war and the families of those perished in this war, health screening, etc. And we will continue doing it, showing out sincere gratitudes for your deeds", Petr Rudnik assured.

Mogilev region executive committee's chairman wished health, happiness, wellbeing and success to the participants. "And let it be the last war in our life", Petr Rudnik summed up.

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