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Zhytomyr: SBU Academy staff presents film about fallen Colonel Yuryi Vozniy and hands over his portrait to family

The SBU National Academy, in the framework of the all-Ukrainian charity tour, presented the art exhibition "Invisible Guard" in Zhytomyr and the performance-requiem “The war without the term…” about the SBU Heroes, who gave their lives for the independence of the state. Charity event was dedicated to the memory of the SBU Colonel Yuriy Voznyi, who was killed because of the car bomb attack in the Donetsk region on June 27, 2017.

The city and regional leadership, the representatives of the SBU Office in Zhytomyr region, clergy, servicemen, law enforcers and veterans, relatives, friends and classmates of the fallen came to honor the Hero in the Zhytomyr Regional Philharmonic named after Svyatoslav Richter.

The rector of the SBU Academy Sergyi Kudinov emphasized that Zhytomyr was the 14th city in Ukraine, where the staff and cadets told about the killed officials of the SBU: "Having traveled more than 12,000 km through our country, we became convinced that Ukraine is united. The pain from the losses of our defenders is felt in every corner of the state - in Mariupol and Lviv, Dnipro and Odessa. Everybody is sympathetic and mourning for our boys and yearning for peace in home land."

A portrait of the Colonel Yuryi Voznyi was presented on the art exhibition and was handed to the parents and wife of the Hero. Also, during the event a film “We remember” was shown to the SBU Academy staff for the first time and told little-known facts about his life and service. The video contains unique family photos, official materials provided by relatives and friends colleagues from Kyiv and the SBU Office in Zhytomyr region, blood brothers of the Colonel Voznyi. "Unfortunately, we wouldn’t return the guys, but the greatest thing we can do for them is to take care of their families and to keep memory about them, bring it to the youth, bring up the future of Ukraine on heroic examples," Serhyi Kudinov mentioned.

The SBU Office in Zhytomyr region head Victor Panasyuk and the Mayor of Zhytomyr Serhyi Sukhomlin expressed sincere gratitude to the leadership, staff and youth of the Academy for commemorating the memory of genuine national heroes and spreading patriotic ideas and dedication to their mission in society.

During the event, a joint prayer for the killed officials was held by the military priest, the rector of the St. Yuryi Cossack Church, Archpriest Olexander.

Serhyi Kudinov and Victor Panasyuk presented the funds collected at this memorial event to the Head of the Zhytomyr Military Hospital Alexander Serebryakov.

During the visit to Zhytomyr, the team of the Academy together with the family, friends and colleagues of Yuriy Voznyi visited the burial place of the Hero and honored his cherished memory, laying flowers to the grave of the fallen.


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