SUKHUM - Irena Jopua -- Laying ceremony was attended by war veterans, President Raul Khadjimba, vice-president Vitaly Gabniya, Russian Ambassador to Abkhazia Semyon Grigoriev, Speaker of the Parliament Valery Bganba, deputies, Prime Minister Artur Mikvabia, members of the government delegation of Nauru, Donetsk People Republic, the Republic of Tatarstan, the military, members of the public, students and schoolchildren.
A veteran of the War of Abkhazia, Commander of the Order Leon, Astamur Lasuria wished the people of Abkhazia peace and prosperity. "Victory Day and guys who gave their lives should always be remembered. I believe that our people will develop all well and this will be the best reward for their heroic deeds", - said the veteran.
A veteran of the War, Commander of the Order Leon, Lyudmila Chachba, remembering the war, said that the most difficult for her was Tamysh offensive. "When landing were killed a lot of guys from our and other groups. These guys are born once in a hundred years, they were real, selfless heroes. Each lost fighter became a tragedy for us. This pain can not be forgotten. Of course, the war was difficult, it was hard, but we have overcame it, and won a victory",- said Chachba. She wished all the people of Abkhazia, prosperity, success and peace.