|Today in Abkhazia the 19th anniversary of the March offensive is being commemorated|
|News - Conflict|
|Thursday, 15 March 2012 20:52|
SUKHUM -- Today in Abkhazia the 19th anniversary of the March offensive is being commemorated.
On 15 March 1993, Abkhaz units forced their way across the R. Gumista and captured the strategically important heights near Sukhum.
In memory of those tragic events, there took place in Sukhum’s Park of Glory a ceremony laying wreaths and flowers at the memorial to those killed in the Abkhazian people’s Patriotic War of 1992 - 1993. The wreath-laying ceremony was attended by war-veterans, President Ankvab, Vice-President Mikhail Logua, Speaker of Parliament Nugzar Ashuba, Prime Minister Leonid Lakerbaya, Head of the Administration of Sukhum Alias Labakhua, MPs, members of the government, military personnel, members of the public and school-children.
In memory of those tragic events, each year throughout the whole country they lay flowers and light candles at the commemorative memorials and the graves of the fallen. In educational institutions they organise meetings with veterans and participants in the March offensive.