The Tomsk region began preparations to the 30 anniversary of withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan
20 декабря, 10:54
Sergey Zhvachkin, Governor of the Tomsk region, has approved the activity plan dedicated to 30th anniversary of Soviet troops withdrawal from Afghanistan, which will be celebrated in 2019.
In the plan, the head of the region gave special weight to welfare activities. For instance, the widows and parents of the deceased soldiers who are living in dire straits will receive financial support.
The veterans and disabled soldiers will receive medical assistance, drugs in addition to those covered by the state program. The governor instructed to provide peacekeeping veterans and their families with upgraded standard wards when they receive medical aid, subsidize the costs of travel to the healthcare facility and provide the veterans and disabled soldiers with sanatorium-resort therapy.
Sergey Zhvachkin has also approved commemorative and memorial activities of the plan. In particular, the settlements of Podgornoye and Krivosheino of the Tomsk region will open commemorative steles to honor those fallen in local armed conflicts.
“Let politicians and historians argue about the necessity of the war in Afghanistan. But it is our duty to assist every soldier and officer of that war, support those who gave their sons, husbands and fathers to the Motherland and keep the memory of their acts of bravery,” Governor Sergey Zhvachkin stressed. “No doubt, we remember the hero soldiers not only on milestone anniversaries, but the 30th withdrawal anniversary must be special”.
Withdrawal of the Soviet troops from the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan who supported the government forces in the military conflict began on May 15, 1988 in accordance with Geneva agreement on political resolution of the situation around DRA. USSR undertook to withdraw a limited contingent of troops exceeding 100 thousand soldiers over nine months. The last column of troops led by two-star general Boris Gromov left Afghanistan on February 15, 1989.