The unveiling ceremony for the renovated memorial complex “Non-healing Wound of Donbass” has taken place in Lugansk’s Vidnoye neighborhood where a burial ground emerged in the summer of 2014 with the four city cemeteries under Kiev artillery fire and overwhelmed morgues.
Overall, 394 people were buried at the site: the first 223 civilians killed in artillery attacks (160 of them were not identified) and 171 militiamen including 99 unidentified fighters.
The monument was renovated by the Russian Military-Historical Society (RVIO). The unveiling ceremony was attended by First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Sergei Kiriyenko, Lugansk People’s Republic Head Leonid Pasechnik, Deputy Head of the Presidential Directorate for Social Projects, RVIO Deputy Chairman Nikolai Ovsiyenko, LPR Head's aide Anna Soroka and victims’ relatives.
“The Lugansk region residents who rose to the defense of their native land in 2014 were fighting for the right to be a part of the Russian World and speak Russian,” Kiriyenko said
It perpetuates the memory of the fact in 2014, the criminal Kiev regime decided to send a regular army against peaceful Donbass residents to eliminate them, the LPR leader said.
The RVIO deputy chairman said that it was an honor for the organization to participate in the restoration of historical memory in the Lugansk land.
The memorial was designed by architect Konstantin Fomin and sculptor Mikhail Baskakov. The figure of a mother with the body of her killed son in her arms is placed at the entrance. It chimes with the sculpture of the soldier at the nearby WWII cemetery who holds in his arms the body of a girl killed by Nazis.
The dominating structure is a 16-meter high obelisk with a 4-meter bronze angel on top who holds a cross in his hand.*jk*sb