A solemn ceremony of honouring Great Patriotic War veterans took place in Tiraspol


The event was attended by President of the PMR Yevgeny Shevchuk, Russian Ambassador to Moldova Farit Mukhametshin, Deputy Prime Minister of the PMR for International Cooperation, Foreign Minister Nina Shtanski.

President of the PMR Yevgeny Shevchuk, Russian Ambassador to Moldova Farit Mukhametshin presented Pridnestrovian and Russian jubilee medals to the veterans. The veterans also received Russian and Pridnestrovian financial assistance.

Yevgeny Shevchuk noted in his address to the veterans: A heroic exploit of the people defended the freedom and independence of their homeland, saved the world from fascism will remain in the memory of generations forever.

“Almost every second family of Pridnestrovie has relatives who died during the Great Patriotic War. Our fathers and grandfathers defended the right to live and develop in their native land at the expense of their lives. Today we bow our heads before our veterans with a great respect and gratitude. We honour the generation of winners with deep gratitude. You earned forever the memory in our hearts with your dedication, exceptional courage and patriotism,” – said the head of state.

The President expressed special thanks to the Russian side for the support to veterans of the Great Patriotic War.

In his turn, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Moldova Farit Mukhametshin expressed deep gratitude to veterans for their courage and endurance, dedication in the effort to protect the Homeland. “This is a great honour for me to perform instructions of the President of the Russian Federation, to present you with commemorative medals which our dear veterans are now getting across Russia,” - he said. “We will continue to stand ready to assist you providing funds for treatment, for acquiring the necessary things, to provide further assistance and support,” – he stressed.

Farit Mukhametshin also noted the intensification of Russian-Pridnestrovian contacts reminding of the signing of several agreements between the ministries and departments of Russia and Pridnestrovie, as well as the construction of social facilities in the republic. “We want and wish Pridnestrovie to prosper,” - said the Russian Ambassador to Moldova.

For reference: According to available data, during the Great Patriotic War more than 40 thousand Pridnestrovians took part in the fighting. More than 18 thousand lost and died on the battlefield. About 50 thousand inhabitants of Pridnestrovie died during the occupation.