NALCHIK ― An Abkhazian delegation, led by MP and head of the "Remember" Charitable Foundation, Leonid Lakerbaya, has visited the families of participants in the Patriotic War of the people of Abkhazia in 1992-1993, residing in the republics of the North Caucasus.
The visit, which included the deputy chairman of the "Remember" charity fund, Lyalya Chamagua, a member of the fund, Irina Kokoskir, and representatives of the AGTRK (Abkhazian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company), was part of the program of events to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Victory in the Patriotic War of the people of Abkhazia in 1992-1993.
Although the delegation planned to visit Kabardino-Balkaria and North Ossetia, as well as the Republic of South Ossetia, the visit to South Ossetia was postponed due to road closures. During the trip, members of the delegation laid flowers at the monument to volunteers in Nalchik and held meetings with representatives of public organizations of volunteers who participated in the Patriotic War of the people of Abkhazia in Kabardino-Balkaria and North Ossetia.
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The main objective of the delegation was to meet with the mothers of volunteers, many of whom died during the fighting. Leonid Lakerbaya expressed gratitude on behalf of the people of Abkhazia to every family visited, and they, in turn, thanked the delegation for remembering their children after so many years. The delegation also invited all relatives of the volunteers for a summer holiday in Abkhazia.
According to Lakerbaya, the delegation plans to continue visiting other North Caucasus republics, such as Karachay-Cherkessia, Adyggeya, the Chechen Republic, Ingushetia, and the Republic of South Ossetia. As part of the program, the delegation plans to visit all the graves of volunteers, including those who died from wounds after the war.
The delegation also discussed the installation of a monument to volunteers in Abkhazia, as requested by the relatives of the volunteers, who need a place to honour the memory of their loved ones.