The General Staff changed the name of the humanitarian project to evacuate the bodies of fallen soldiers from "Evacuation 200" to "On the shield".
This is reported on the Facebook page of the General Staff.
This initiative was put forward by veterans and volunteers. They suggested replacing the Soviet conditional coding "cargo 200" with the phraseology "On the shield".
"Our fallen defenders are individuals, the pride and honor of the State, not some "cargo 200", and every death of a defender of Ukraine is a tragedy for all of Ukraine," the General Staff stated.
- On August 9, another operation to transfer the bodies of fallen soldiers took place — Ukraine returned the bodies of 17 more of its defenders. In total, since the beginning of the invasion, more than 400 bodies of Ukrainian soldiers have been returned.
- Before that, the police of the Kyiv oblast reported that more than 270 bodies of the dead from different regions of Ukraine, including the bodies of Azovstal defenders, had arrived at the regionʼs morgues. The bodies have been examined, but most of them remain unidentified.