The gathered crowd chanted “Glory to Ukraine!” and “Heroes don’t die!”, and sang the Ukrainian national anthem.
Around 20 Russians clad in vyshyvankas came to the Ukrainian Embassy in Moscow to commemorate the deceased Ukrainian servicemen.
According to UNIAN News’ own correspondent in Russia, the participants laid flowers near the Ukrainian embassy.
One of the participants carried a poster in the colors of the Ukrainian national flag, with the caption “Forgive us” written in the Ukrainian language.
The Russian police did not interfere with the mournful procession.
As reported by UNIAN News, on the 14th of June, at around 1:10 am, an IL-76 military transport aircraft of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was downed by anti-aircraft fire and a heavy machine gun as it came in for landing at the Luhansk airport. Besides nine crew members, 40 servicemen were onboard the aircraft at the time. All of them perished. The Public Prosecutor’s Office has opened criminal proceedings under the Terrorist Attack article.
On the same day, three border guards died and four were wounded when a moving transport column was shelled in Mariupol.
The President of Ukraine has decreed that Sunday, the 15th of June, will be declared a day of mourning in honor of the servicemen and border guards who perished defending the freedom, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
Translated by Dasha Darchuk, edited by Robin Rohrback
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