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“In a solemn atmosphere military formations will hold a mourning rally at training grounds involving high officers of the Southern Military District, the 58th Army and servicemen from the Russian military base in South Ossetia,” the press service said.
South Ossetia state officials, servicemen who participated in a military operation to force Georgia to peace and representatives of public organisations were invited to attend this remembrance rally.
Servicemen will commemorate and lay wreaths to the Monument to Hero of Russia Major Denis Vetchinov, who despite numerous gunshot wounds acted courageously and decisively, defending and backing the retreat of his unit by a machinegun fire, actually saving servicemen from his unit and a group of journalists from Moscow-based Moskovsky Komsomolets daily in the hostilities in South Ossetia. Russian servicemen will also lay wreaths to a destroyed barracks in a military township, where Russian peacekeepers confronted aggressors in August 2008.
The military operation forcing Georgia to peace came down in history as the Five-Day War, the press service said.
“Russian servicemen and civilians from the city of Tskhinval fell victims of Georgian aggressive campaign. Today the Russian military base in South Ossetia is a guarantor of peace and stability in the region,” the ministry’s press service said.
Servicemen of the military formation are engaged in combat training and are fulfilling military service tasks, “ensuring peace and stability on southern Russian borders and directly in South Ossetia.