Memorial Day of Fatherland Defenders.

On this day, 23 years ago, Georgian troops invaded Abkhazia, the Georgian-Abkhaz war started, which lasted 413 days and ended with the victory of Abkhazia. In the history of Abkhazia it entered under the name of Patriotic. <br> <br>
Over independence of Abkhazia with its people fought the representatives of the Abkhaz diaspora, volunteers from the North Caucasus, Southern Russia and other Russian regions. Therefore, this day is celebrated also as the Day of volunteers. <br> <br>
In this war Abkhazia lost more than 2,700 people, more than 5,000 were injured. More than 200 people are still missing. <br> <br>
We remember and mourn all the victims.