Fallen heroes in armed conflict on Dniester commemorated in Chisinau
12:13 | 02.03.2023 Category: Political
Chisinau, March 2. /MOLDPRES/- An event was organized today in Chisinau to commemorate the fallen heroes in the armed conflict for the defense of the territorial integrity and independence of the Republic of Moldova. It was organized in the context of the 31st anniversary of the outbreak of hostilities.
Attending the event were President Maia Sandu, Speaker Igor Grosu, Prime Minister Dorin Recean, ministers, deputies, veterans, as well as ordinary people who paid tribute to the fallen heroes on the battlefield.
Maia Sandu thanked the veterans and said that 31 years after the beginning of the conflict, the sacrifice of those who fell on the Dniester is not forgotten. “On this Day of Remembrance we pledge to never forget the enormous price paid by fallen heroes in battle. Let's not forget the price paid by the whole society for Moldova to continue its path towards independence, freedom and peace. None of us wanted that war, it came upon us like a calamity. We didn't want it then, and we don't want war now. We are a peaceful people, our efforts now are directed towards the unity of all citizens, regardless of which side of the Dniester we live on. We want to live in peace, both the people here on the right bank and the people on the left bank. For more than a year, Moldova has been living alongside a terrible war. We see how war destroys people's lives in the neighboring country, and we value peace all the more," said Maia Sandu.
Today in the Republic of Moldova, the Day of Remembrance is marked, honoring veterans and commemorating those who fell in the battles of 1992. On this occasion, commemorative events are organized in several localities in the country. Traditionally, on this day there are memorial services for those who fell during the armed conflict, laying of flowers at the monuments and cemeteries of the heroes.
According to official data, over 30 thousand people participated in the armed conflict on the Dniester. 300 soldiers and civilians died and another 3500 were injured.