J. V. Stalin
Source : Works, Vol. 15
Publisher : Red Star Press Ltd., London, 1984
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Troops of the First Ukrainian Front, as the result of a skilful manoeuvre by tank formations and infantry, captured the town and large railway junction of Kolomiya - an important strongpoint of the German defences in the foothills of the Carpathians.
In the fighting for the capture of the town of Kolomiya distinction was won by troops commanded by Lieut.-Gen. of Tank Troops Katukov and Maj.-Gen. Zamirvsky, tankmen commanded by Maj,-Gen. of Tank Troops Dremov, Col. Gorelov and Capt. Bochkovsky, and sappers commanded by Col. Kharchevin.
To commemorate the victory, the units and formations which particularly distinguished themselves in the fighting for the liberation of the town of Kolomiya will be recommended for conferment of the name Kolomiya and award of orders.
Today, March 29, at 21.00 hours (Moscow time), the capital of our Motherland, Moscow, in the name of the Motherland, will salute with 12 artillery salvoes from 124 guns our gallant troops of the First Ukrainian Front which captured the town of Kolomiya.
For excellent military operations I express my thanks to all the troops under your command which took part in the fighting for the liberation of the town of Kolomiya.
Eternal glory to the heroes who fell in the struggle for the freedom and independence of our Motherland!
Death to the German invaders!
Marshal of the Soviet Union