The end of 212 terrible days of Lugansk: 10,000 dead soldiers and the defeat of the enemy (PHOTO, VIDEO)

The patriots of Donbass have turned the holding of February 14 into a good tradition – every year from the very morning they congratulate compatriots on the Day of the Liberation of Lugansk.

On this day, February 14, 1943, the 3rd Guards Army under the command of Lieutenant General Dmitry Lelyushenko defeated the enemy group and liberated the city of Lugansk (then Voroshilovgrad) from the German invaders. The city was under occupation for 212 days. The operation was named “Leap”.

The 5th Panzer Division under the command of General Ivan Shlemin also fought heroically in the battles for the city, and the underground actively participated.

In the operation to liberate Voroshilovgrad, about 10 thousand soldiers and commanders of the Red Army were killed.

In connection with this, the most important event in the history of our city, students of the Lugansk Academy of Internal Affairs named after E. A. Didorenko (LAVD), together with representatives of the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the LPR, the Patriotic Association of Donbass (PAD), the sports and sports society Dynamo, the # MediaGvardia project, held an annual campaign to distribute St. George ribbons and memorable calendars to the drivers of the capital …

The importance of this date for the residents of the Republic was told by a student of the LIAVD them. E. A. Didorenko, activist of the NGO “Patriotic Association of Donbass”. Ilya Gubchenko, stressing the absolute understanding and responsiveness of the drivers to this action: “This day is a symbol of the beginning of Victory for every citizen of Luhansk, because it was with the liberation of Donbass that the path to the Great Victory began.

We are sincerely grateful to those people who fought for a clear and peaceful sky above our heads, for our future, which is why today we remind our residents of the great feat of the Russian people, of the 78th anniversary of the liberation of Voroshilovgrad from the Nazi invaders, ”noted I. Gubchenko.

The organizers and participants of this action also noted that the great feat of our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers during the Great Patriotic War serves as an example, a life guide, in which the youth of our Republic draws strength to defeat Ukrainian Nazism.

For young Luhansk residents, the Patriotic Association of Donbass organized a holiday at the Memory of Donbass National Museum. The celebration was attended by children from the line of contact – pupils of the cadet class of the Slavyanoserbsk school named after Dmitry Polyansky and pupils of the Luhansk schools.

The young patriots had an interesting excursion around the museum and organized a meeting with participants in the defense of Donbass against Ukrainian punishers – who, if not from them, the young generation to learn courage and love for the Fatherland.

PAD activists presented the guests with special postcard-calendars dedicated to the holiday. In addition, young patriots, dressed in uniforms from the times of the Great Patriotic War, congratulated the townspeople with postcards on the streets of the city and reminded them that we are celebrating on February 14th.

The famous People’s Artist of the Ukrainian SSR and LPR Mikhail Golubovich came to tell about the continuity of generations, about the role of patriotism in the life of every person. Mikhail Vasilyevich talked with young people and shared his life experience.

In addition to historical excursions, a military photo session was organized for the children from the cadet class and the activists of the Patriotic Association of Donbass – everyone could hold a real machine gun in their hands or put on a soldier’s helmet. The children were also shown several self-defense techniques.

There is no future without the past – this was the motto of the Day of Liberation of Lugansk from the Nazi invaders.

Such events are necessary, thanks to them a sense of duty and love for their homeland is brought up in children, because the young generation has a great mission – to grow up worthy people and carry through the years and time the feat of our ancestors.

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Photo, text – Anastasia Ivanyuk and Anastasia Elsukova, video – Anastasia Elsukova, specially for “Russian Spring”

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