Today, Ukraine remember the feat of Ukrainian defenders who defended the Donetsk airport for 242 days. These heroes impressed the whole world. They were called “cyborgs” for their fearlessness and indomitable spirit. For 242 days Ukrainian servicemen, volunteers, medics defended Donetsk airport with an incredible courage and brave.

The battle of Donetsk Airport is one of the most tragic, yet legendary episodes of Russia’s war in Donbas. The battle was unprecedentedly tight, with brutal face-to-face fighting over nearly every room and hall of the airport’s two terminals.

“Defenders of Donetsk airport have demonstrated the historical inviolability of the Cossack fighting spirit of our modern army. “Cyborgs have become stronger than the concrete floor of the Donetsk airport terminal,” the Defense Ministry’s remind.