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Association of Wives and Mothers of Soldiers Participating in ATO

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New Year miracle happened

Saturday, 23 December 2017 19:00

On December 23, 2017 in Kyiv City Palace of Veterans, on the eve of New Year celebration the New Year miracle event was held.
New Year and Christmas are family holidays when the family is gathered at the festive table. Usually, New Year events of the Children and Youth Service of Kyiv City Administration are intended only for children from ATO families. However, on those days mothers who will never see their children are more likely to feel the pain of losing their sons. Sadness, calamity, and despair fill the hearts of Hero families.

At the initiative of mothers of fallen Heroes and with the support of the Department of Social Policy of the KCA (Kiev City Administration) and the Civil-Military Cooperation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the NGO "Association of Wives and Mothers of the Soldiers Participating in ATO" organized the New Year's Eve.

The New Year's concert was attended by well-known Ukrainian storyteller Sashko Lirnyk, folk artists of the Philharmonic Society Ruslana Lotzman and Karina Kondrashevskaya and children's theater of songs. The head of the Department for Veterans and Participants in the Antiterrorist Operation, the Ministry of Social Policy (Tarasova Alexandra), the Head of the Civil-Military Cooperation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Colonel Oleksii Nozdrachov, and the Director of the Department of Social Protection of Kyiv Oblast Administration Meshchan Igor – all of them came to welcome family of Defenders. After the festive concert as in a real family, all guests received gifts.

Judging by the fact that during the festive concert, the mothers, dads, and children of the fallen Heroes were smiling, and all the guests left being positive, we have done everything that we would like to!