Ukrainian ship named after hero border guard sets sail

16:10, 08 December 2016

A passenger ship owned by Danube Shipping Company was named after Ihor Momot, the border guard killed in Donbas hostilities.

For the first time in Ukraine’s history, a civil ship has the name of a hero border guard /

Ihor Momot died two years ago, protecting the Ukrainian border from the attacks of Russian-terrorist forces.

For three years, Ihor Momot was a commander of the Izmail Border Guard Detachment in Odesa region. After the start of the Russian aggression, he created a division Rubizh [Frontier] and was deployed in the area of the ATO.

Read alsoUN report: 9,733 people killed, 22,720 injured during war in DonbasAfter completing all the necessary procedures with the naming the ship after the legendary hero, the ship was launched.

It is worth noting that, as a rule, it is the warships that are named after the soldiers-heroes.

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