More than eight hundred residents of the village of Pervomaisk stood up for the protection of the young Pridnestrovie 26 years ago. Today there are only 147 of them left. Villagers remember and honor their heroes a quarter of a century after the end of the war. At the solemn event in honor of the defenders of the republic, the residents of Pervomaisk came with families, together with their children, to tell the young generation of Pridnestrovians how difficult it is sometimes to defend the right to live on their land, at what price peace is reached.
The words of gratitude to the defenders of the republic were expressed by the head of the administration of the village Ivan Kirka.
Vadim Doni, Deputy of the Supreme Council, took part in the solemn event. He noted that this year the end of the war on the banks of the Dniester, the Day of Remembrance and Sorrow for the perished defenders of Pridnestrovie is associated with the 25th anniversary of the peacekeeping operation, when Russian peacekeepers brought the long-awaited peace to the Pridnestrovian land. Solemn events took place in all cities and regions of the republic.
Letter of thanks was given to the defenders of the republic. Among them there is a participant in the fighting, a centurion of the Black Sea Cossack army, a member of the Presidium of the Public Chamber under the President of PMR Vladimir Gumensky. He told how the war began for him. After one of the fierce battles, Vladimir Gumensky learned about armistice talks. Speaking about the war, which he himself defined as "pain, dirt, fear, hatred," the defender addressed special words to women, wives and mothers of fighters.