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Aslan Bzhaniya: "We bow our heads in memory of those who died for freedom of the Motherland!"

Friday, 14 August 2020 17:14 633

Sukhum. 14 August, 2020. Apsnypress. President Aslan Bzhaniya made an address to people of Abkhazia on the occasion of 28th anniversary of the beginning of the War of Abkhazia.

"Dear compatriots!

Today we celebrate the Day of Remembrance of the Fatherland Defenders. 28 years ago, on August 14, 1992, trouble came to our peaceful home, the troops of the State Council of Georgia invaded Abkhazia. The aggressor hoped to conquer our country within a few days and break the desire of our people for freedom. However, he was wrong.

The heroic defenders of Abkhazia gave a tough rebuff to the invaders in the very first hours. August 14 is a tragic day, and at the same time it personifies the resilience and heroism of our people. The Patriotic War of Abkhazia lasted 413 days and nights. Under the command of the national leader Vladislav Ardzinba our fighters fought a fierce struggle for the freedom of Apsny.

On this mournful day we bow our heads to the memory of those who died for freedom of the Motherland, the sons and daughters of Abkhazia, volunteer soldiers. Their feat will serve future generations as an example of true patriotism, selfless service to the Fatherland.

Eternal glory to the Heroes of the War of Abkhazia. "