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PtD: 67 years since the sacrifice of Auxentiou, our responsibility is heavy and our debt expensive

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    ΠτΔ: 67 χρoνια απo τη θυσλα Αυξεντλου, η ευθyνη μας β&alpha ;ρύτατη και το χρΕος μας ακριβό< /p>The President of the Republic, Mr. Nikos Christodoulidis delivers a memorial speech at the annual national memorial service of the hero of EOKA Grigoris Auxentiou.

    The memorial service of Grigoris Auxentios was held in Panagia of Machiras – See images

    The annual memorial service of the hero of the national liberation struggle 1955-'59, deputy leader of EOKA, was held on Sunday at the Holy Monastery of Panagia of Machiras, Grigori Auxentiou, who on March 3, 1957 was burned alive in his hiding place in the mountains of Machira by the British colonialists.

    The memorial service was presided over by the Archbishop of Cyprus George, in the presence of the President of the Republic Nikos Christodoulides and the Speaker of the Parliament Annita Dimitriou .

    The Memorial was also attended by, among others, the Ambassador of Greece to Cyprus Ioannis Papameletiou, the President of DIKO Nikolas Papadopoulos, the President of ELAM Christos Christou, the Chief of the National Guard Lieutenant General Georgios Tsitsikostas, the Deputy Chief of Police Dimitris Dimitriou, representatives of the parliamentary parties, representatives of unions and organizations and a large number of people.

    In his memorial speech the President of the Republic Nikos Christodoulidis emphasized that “sixty-seven years since the sacrifice of Auxentios, our responsibility is heavy and the debt expensive for us”, indicating that “our non-negotiable goal is the liberation, the withdrawal of the occupying troops and the reunification of our homeland, without guarantors and foreign protectors”. hideout of the hero and a representation of the battle that Grigoris Auxentiou and his comrades fought against the British colonialists 67 years ago, according to the story of one of them, Augustus Efstathios, the “Sailor” of EOKA.

    The ceremony ended with the laying of wreaths at the hideout of Grigoris Auxentiou. Wreaths were laid by, among others, the President of the Republic Nikos Christodoulidis, the Archbishop of Cyprus Georgios, the Speaker of the Parliament Annita Dimitriou, the Ambassador of Greece to Cyprus Ioannis Papameletiou, on behalf of DISY the Deputy President of the party Efthimios Diplaros, on behalf of AKEL the press representative of the party Giorgos Koukoumas, the President of DIKO Nikolas Papadopoulos, the President of ELAM Christos Christou, on behalf of EDEK the MEP candidate Nikos Filippou, on behalf of DIPA MP Marinos Mousiouttas, on behalf of the Environmental Movement-Citizens Cooperation the Anthi Mourouzi, the Chief of the EF Lieutenant General Georgios Tsitsikostas, on behalf of the Chief of Police the Deputy Chief of Police Dimitris Dimitriou, the Commander of the ELDYK Panagiotis Keramidas, on behalf of the Associations of Fighters EOKA Konstantinos Ktoridis and the Mayor of occupied Lysis Andreas Kaouris.

    In his statements after the end of the trisage in the hideout, the Mayor of the occupied Lysis, birthplace of Grigoris Auxentiou, said that the occupied Lysia and the semi-occupied Cyprus bow before the greatness of the holocaust of Grigoris Auxentiou, adding that Auxentiou shows the way of honor and dignity.

    He also noted that Auxentiou did not sacrifice himself so that his birthplace Lysi and so many other areas of Cyprus are occupied today, stressing that the best memorial service for the generation of '55-'59 would be to manage to hold their memorial services in all areas of Cyprus Cyprus, where they operated and flourished.

    Mr. Kaouris also referred to Auxentiou's competitor, Andreas Stylianou “Kadi”, who until two days ago, when he died at the age of 94, was the last one alive who participated in the battle of the hideout on March 3, 1957. The ‘Kadis’ of EOKA was the man who, on Auxentiou's instructions, organized and built together with other EOKA rebels Auxentiou's hideout,” said Mr. Kaouris, commemorating Andreas Stylianou, who is being buried on Sunday in Lagoudera.

    ΠτΔ: 67 χρoνια απo &tau ;η θυσλα Αυξεντλου, η ευθyνη μας βα ρύτατη και το χρΕος μας ακριβό

    ΠτΔ: 67 χρόνια ;πό τη θυσΙα ΑυξεντΙου, η ευθyνη μα&sigmaf ; βαρύτατη και το χρΕος μας ακριβ

    ΠτΔ: 67 χρον ια απo τη θυσiα Αυξεντiου, η ευθyνη μας βαρyτατη και το χρeος μας ακριβo

    Source: cyprustimes.com

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