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Heroes Remembered in Cosnita

CHISINAU, March 14, 2013 — Acting Defense Minister Vitalie Marinuta and the National Army service members doing their service in the Security Area attended the commemoration event dedicated to Cosnita battle heroes, held in Cosnita, Dubasari.

The event held by the local public authorities marked the 21st anniversary of the battle from Cosnita and brought together officials, combatants, policemen, pupils and citizens of Cosnita village. First, the participants laid flowers to the battle place. Then, a commemoration march was held to the heroes’ monument, where the participants organized a meeting.

During the event, Vitalie Marinuta said that people should not forget what the heroes had fought for and sacrificed their life for. “We gathered here to express our deep gratitutde to the participants of the armed conflict. This event is a painful episode in our history. The new generation bows in front of heroes dead on the battle field and veterans that defended the soverignty of our country with courage and commitment”, Minister Marinuta said.

At the same time, a meal of remembrance was organized for the participants.

Cosnita battle considered as one of the most violent armed conflicts stared in the night of March 13 to 14, 1992, when the village was attacked by the separatist forces.

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