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"This year alone, 211 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine gave their lives for peace and freedom of our country, protecting it from the aggressor. We bow to the memory of the soldiers and officers who died for Ukraine," said the president. 

As UNIAN reported earlier, President Poroshenko along with the three U.S. Senators paid a visit to the command post near Shyrokine to wish the Ukrainian soldiers a Happy New Year.