A ceremony honoring the memory of defenders perished in the struggle for independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state with the participation of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy was held in the memorial complex of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, on August 29. The ceremony was attended by Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, leadership of the Office of the President and other top officials.
During the event, the names of 223 servicemen killed that day in different years were read out. The memory of each defender was honored with a bell and salute from the weapon of the Honor Guard.
A minute of silence was also observed in memory of the fallen defenders of Ukraine.
The ceremony of presenting state awards of Ukraine and laying flowers to the memorial bell took place during the event.