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Children's tribute to Ukraine's 'cyborg' soldiers

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By Euronews
Children's tribute to Ukraine's 'cyborg' soldiers

<p>Far from the frontline Ukrainian soldiers have received warm tributes and gifts from staff and children at a Kindergarten in Kiev.</p> <p>They came to thank the school for donating money to a burns centre in the city, where many soldiers have been treated for injuries received fighting separatist rebels in the east of the country. </p> <p>The staff and children of the school also wanted to thank the soldiers for their continued sacrifice in fighting for Ukraine.</p> <p>“These children gave us so much warmth”, said one of the soldiers. “They reminded us that we have history that we need to remember and that we have a future we need to fight for”.</p> <p>The children played games with the soldiers and presented them with gifts as well as humanitarian aid to take back to the frontline.</p> <p>“We want to make the soldiers’ lives better: said the school’s principal Svitlana Pozikhailo. “We’re sending them coffee, medicine, warm clothes, and children’s drawings. The children want them to come back alive. That is their main wish.”</p> <p>“I wish them happiness, health and victory”, said one child.</p> <p>Some Ukrainians call the soldiers still fighting in the east <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29793696" rel="external">cyborgs</a> in recognition of what they see as their superhuman powers in holding on to Donetsk airport despite the continued attacks of well-armed Russian separatists.</p>