Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Ukraine celebrating Day of Armed Forces

December 6, 2016 (UNIAN) Today the country is celebrating the Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. On this day, back in 1991, the Law of Ukraine “On the Armed Forces of Ukraine” was adopted. The Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was established with a resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in 1993. Ukraine’s top officials have greeted the Ukrainian troops on the occasion. President Petro Poroshenko has congratulated the soldiers with the 25 anniversary of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. "I thank everyone who protects Ukraine!" he wrote. 

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said that the Armed Forces Day is a holiday of all Ukrainians who are proud of their defenders. "You chose a difficult profession – a dangerous and most respected one. Thanks to your courage and professionalism, the Ukrainian army has become one of the most efficient ones in Europe. The job of a defender of the motherland has become one of the most prestigious ones in our country. Every third citizen trusts our Armed Forces. Brave and strong, you are the real descendants of the Zaporizhia Cossacks," he said, stressing that people will always remember the men who have died for their homeland.