The country's leadership decided to hold mourning events in Bendery on the tragic date for residents of the city and the whole Pridnestrovie despite the quarantine restrictions still in force in the republic introduced in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. On June 19, 1992, disaster in the face of Moldavian aggressors came to the peaceful city. Forty days of undeclared war claimed hundreds of lives. On behalf of the whole Pridnestrovian people, their memory was honored by laying wreaths and flowers by the PMR President Vadim Krasnoselsky with his wife, the First President of the PMR Igor Smirnov, Heads of state authorities and administration, OGRV, as well as clergy.
The traditional procession of Bender citizens and guests with portraits of dead defenders was not included in the program of mourning events this year, for objective reasons. Representatives of the leadership of the republic and the city gathered at the Memorial of Memory and Sorrow. A minute of silence was announced here and flower laying ceremony was held. They were lowered to the Eternal Flame, a monument to Lieutenant General Alexander Lebed and to the memorial wall, which covered the city with stone wings as a symbol of unfading memory to protect it from disaster.