The ceremony of handing over the Bethlehem Flame of Peace took place in the Church of St. John the Theologian on December 25 in Kharkiv. It was received by all representatives of the Kharkiv Defense Forces, including servicemen of the 5th Slobozhan Brigade and 3 operational brigades of the National Guard of Ukraine.
The Bethlehem Flame of Peace is an international annual scouting campaign for Christmas celebrations, which consists in spreading the symbolic fire lit at the birthplace of Jesus Christ. The fire of peace symbolizes the victory of good over evil and the beginning of the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Oleg Fomin, deputy commander of the 5th Slobozhan Brigade
The Christmas fire will be for each of us a symbol of family warmth, which we missed so much, a symbol of bright faith, comfort and peace, which we will definitely get with Victory! We fight for the sake of life, goodness and truth to win!
Today, the symbolic fire was lit in all units of the National Guard in the Kharkiv Region.
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