Argentina: Veterans honour Falklands War victims on Malvinas Day

Veterans and their families paid homage to the soldiers who lost their lives in the 1982 Falklands War, known to Argentines as the Malvinas, on the 36th anniversary of the start of the conflict, in Buenos Aires on Monday. Those gathered at the Monument to the Fallen in the Malvinas in Plaza San Martin held a candlelit vigil to recognise the ultimate sacrifice made by 649 Argentines in the... Еще service of their country. President of the Malvinas War Veterans Association Juan Mendicino demanded that the government of Mauricio Macri follow through on a promise to fund ex-soldiers’ pensions, to great applause from the crowd. As every year the soldiers, family and friends reiterated claims of sovereignty over the islands. Malvinas Day or officially Day of the Veterans and Fallen of the Malvinas War, celebrated annually on April 2, was first introduced in 2000. Some 649 Argentinians, 633 military and 16 civilian, lost their lives during the conflict between Argentina and the UK for the Malvinas or Falkland Islands.

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