At the beginning of the 20th century, the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy also comprised of certain parts of today’s western Ukraine (Galicia, Bukovina), hence the Ukrainians also fought in its army in World War I. In the summer of 1916, the k. k. 20th and 22nd Home Guard Infantry Regiments were sent to the Isonzo battlefield. In August 1916, when the Italian Army conquered Gorizia/Gorica, the two regiments took positions east of the city (Grčna, Panovec). In March 1917 they were renamed k. k. 20th and 22nd Rifle Regiment. They remained on the Isonzo Front until the end of October 1917. The monument to the k. k. 20th Rifle Regiment in Panovec Park was erected in the summer of 1917 near its headquarters and is today the central monument to all the Ukrainians who fought on the Isonzo Front. It was restored in 2020.
From Nova Gorica head towards Šempeter pri Gorici and soon after you exit the tunnel (before the two petrol stations) turn left for Rožna Dolina. Go straight on and at the end of Rožna Dolina you will notice a larger monument on the left side of the road by the bus stop. After the bus stop, turn left and park in a small parking area. Continue on foot straight on until you reach the first road on the left where you will see the monument.