Leadership of the PMR made a decision in 1994 to declare August 1 as the Day of Remembrance and Mourning for the perished and deceased defenders of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. With the onset of August 1992, the armed conflict started by Moldova on the territory of Pridnestrovie became a thing of the past, but remained forever in the memory of Pridnestrovians. Every year on August 1, they bring flowers to the monuments and graves of the PMR defenders. Traditionally, mass events this year due to quarantine restrictions were held with a minimum number of participants. At the same time, no one is limited in their ability to come today privately to the burial places of the defenders. The PMR President Vadim Krasnoselsky during the official ceremony lowered flowers to the Eternal Flame, stone slabs of graves and the foot of monuments, on behalf of all the people of Pridnestrovie.
The PMR President expressed condolences to the families and friends of the dead and deceased defenders and civilians who became victims of Moldovan nationalism and armed aggression. Vadim Krasnoselsky noted that time does not heal wounds and does not dull the pain of losses, just as it cannot erase the events of 1992 from memory. The PMR President recalled hundreds of torn lives and one and a half thousand wounded, destroyed cities and destroyed enterprises. Vadim Krasnoselsky said that the task of the living Pridnestrovians and future generations of residents of the republic is to preserve the independence of Pridnestrovie, for which the lives of heroes were given, and to do everything possible for the further development and prosperity of the republic. The PMR President paid attention to the contribution of peacekeepers to the preservation of peace on the Pridnestrovian land.