On the eve of Victory Day, a ceremony honoring veterans of the Great Patriotic War was held in Ashgabat. In accordance with the decree signed the day before by President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, war veterans and widows of soldiers killed in the war were solemnly presented with cash and valuable gifts on behalf of the head of state.
The honoring ceremony was organized by the Ashgabat City Hall, the Ministry of Defense of Turkmenistan and public organizations of the country. Many kind words were said to the veterans. The speakers thanked them for the feat of arms, for the heroic work in the rear and the selfless work carried out today to educate the younger generation. And popular pop artists performed favorite songs of veterans.
Similar ceremonies honoring war veterans and widows who fell on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War are held these days in all regions of Turkmenistan.