Muzhenko said, who forced Russia to stop the advance

Brave Ukrainian servicemen hold the Donetsk airport, has forced Russia to abandon further offensive action. This was stated by chief of the General staff – chief of VSU the General of the army Viktor Muzhenko.

“The WCT (Donetsk airport – ed.): Ukrainian soldiers hold Donetsk airport as a strategic object, and then as a symbol of courage APU, forced the aggressor to abandon further offensive action. It was the main task of the Armed forces did it. The defense of the WCT became an example of heroism not only to all personnel of the Armed Forces, but for the armies of other countries”, – he wrote on his page in Facebook.

Muzhenko said that the defense of the Donetsk airport became the example of what a small group of fighters are able to resist the superior forces of the enemy, reinforced the elite Russian special forces.

“And not only resist, but also to cause the enemy such losses that he was forced to ask for a truce to collect their dead and wounded,” – said the chief of staff.

“The feat of the defenders DaPa has revitalized the Ukrainian army and created a new image of the Ukrainian soldier is invincible and indestructible! Defenders of the Donetsk airport should remain in the heart and soul of every Ukrainian, as soldiers of the new army that we created together!” summed up Muzhenko.

Recall that during the fighting in the East of Ukraine is one of the best and newest air ports of Ukraine in ruins. In the building of the Donetsk airport 242 days kept the defense of the Ukrainian “cyborgs”.