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, Adviser to the Minister of Interior Zorian Shkiryak, people's deputy 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. Minutesth silence present honored the victims in the area of ??ATU police, 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 had Natshvardiyithis operation. And bandits were thrown out of the city, and over here is 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 the NAflax security Ukraine: - A year ago, planned to release 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 vyzvolennya Mariupol. And this task was made worthy of 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 muzhnisTh III degree, medal " For Military Service to 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 the Militaryosluzhbovtsiv separate special unit of "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 Arsen Avakov. 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 fltions poured separatists. By the time (May 5) 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 clearThat they hand over weapons - says Beletsky. - Before the police leadership was the issue, or pass a few hundred "Kalash" and guns " & quot ;, sepa as was done in Donetsk, Luhansk an 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 the NACaz creation of battalion " & quot ;. Azov Operation 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 in Mariupol checkpoints around obstaclesJal possibility of a mass exodus from the city of terrorists and their weapons export. 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 was released in Mariupolid 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