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One year ago Mariupol was released from the invaders and the city was again raised the flag of Ukraine, - Arsen Avakov

June 13, 2014 ended in Mariupol planned operation to eliminate terrorists fortified area. To commemorate this event in Mariupol opened a memorial sign defender Mariupol. Fighters of the National Guard of Ukraine, who tookpart in the operation as part of a battalion of special purpose MIA Azov handed state awards and awarding weapons assigned to regular special rank. As events in honor of the liberation of Mariupol was attended by Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, Secretary of National Security and Defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov, first deputyInterior Minister Eka Zguladze Ukraine, deputies of Ukraine Andrey Beletsky, Anton and Andrey Gerashchenko Teteruk, v. To. about. National Guard of Ukraine, Lieutenant-General Nikolai Balan, head of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine in Donetsk region major general of militia Vyacheslav Abroskin. A minute of silence honored the dead are present in the areaATO of police officers, soldiers and armed forces Natshvardiyi Ukraine. Arsen Avakov, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine: - A year ago, the main objective was for all costs to remove the thugs from the city. Battalion Task Force "Azov" led by Andrei Beletsky and soldiers Natshvardiyi conducted this operation. And bandits were thrown out of the city,and over here not returned. And more will not return here because we are strong and Mariupol know what to live in a free country. here in the square we first honor the soldiers. Honor those who then retook the city of freedom and peace, and who keep it. Oleksandr Turchynov, Secretary of National Security of Ukraine: - A year ago plannedliberation from occupation Mariupol, who took ordinary criminals, led by Russian-terrorist groups. Chief during this operation was - throw criminals, armed terrorists and risking their own lives, not to let any civilian not damaged during the liberation of Mariupol. And this task was worthy Service performedon our heroes. A year has passed, but the example of this glorious city inspires the whole country. Decrees of the President of Ukraine for personal courage and heroism in defending national sovereignty and territorial integrity of defenders of Ukraine awarded: Daniel Galician Order, the Order "For courage" of III degree, medal " For Military sluzhbu Ukraine ", the medal" Defender of the Fatherland. " Orders for the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine conscientious attitude to duty, selfless dedication to law enforcement, personal courage and bravery identified to protect state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine awarded a separate special unit of military desiitely "Azov" military unit 3057 "Firearms", the medal "For the safety of the people", the medal "For distinction in service" and valuable gifts on behalf of the Minister of Internal Affairs - watch. Special operation for the liberation of Mariupol from terrorists began about 5:00 on June 13. The order for its conduct gave Interior Minister ArsenAvakov. It is thanks to the Minister of the Interior was established heroic battalion "Azov" who saved the city from terrorists and became its symbol and protector. People's deputy of Ukraine, battalion commander "Azov" Andrew Bielecki recalls: - Arrived in Mariupol, we realized that the police in completely poured separatists. By the time (May 5vnya) inside the city was part of the internal troops, which have repeatedly stormed. Most of them were local, some already fled with weapons and moved to the side of the NPT, as part of planned or surrender, or also to the side of separatists. Night had launched another assault, and it was clear that they surrender weapons - says Beletsky. -Before the police leadership was the question: surrender or several hundred "Kalash" and guns " & quot ;, sepa as was done in Donetsk, Luhansk even larger scale or to create a volunteer battalion and give it to him arms. So at night the Interior Ministry took the historic decision and signed a decree on creation of battalion " & quot ;. AzovOperation took place in several stages. The first group of volunteers from the battalion "Azov" terrorists began to storm the fortifications on the street. Hellenic. Force National Guard and soldiers of the battalion "Dnepr-1" surrounded the venue raid. Armed Forces of Ukraine at checkpoints around Mariupol prevented the possibility of a mass exodus of terroristsIsta and export them weapons. Then police of heavy machine guns and hand grenades destroyed the concrete reinforcement terrorists. As a result of ATO in Mariupol separatist three killed, 17 wounded. Total detained 41 people. June 13, 2014 Mariupol was released from terrorists and returned to normal life.Above the City Council was raised the national flag of Ukraine. Press Service of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine