President Volodymyr Zelenskyy congratulated servicemen and veterans on the Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The President said that today Ukraine celebrates the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the National Armed Forces. However, the true history of the development of the Ukrainian army dates back several centuries, and its victorious path is inextricably linked with all the historical stages of formation and development of Ukraine.
‘Having absorbed the best national military traditions formed in difficult, bloody wars and armed conflicts of the past, the Ukrainian army during its recent history has come a long way to forming a capable and highly organized fighting structure, confident and able to break any aggression, and plans of the enemy’ – the head of state noted.
He stressed that Ukrainians are proud of their Armed Forces, show them the highest level of trust, because it is the Ukrainian soldiers who have preserved the independence of Ukraine, for which our ancestors fought for centuries.
On the day of their professional holiday servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue fulfilling their most important mission – they defend the freedom and sovereignty of the state from the Russian aggressor.
‘On behalf of the Ukrainian people, I express my gratitude to the personnel and veterans of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for their selfless service, resilience and heroism shown during the defense of our country’s territorial integrity. On this day, we bow our heads in memory of the heroes who gave their lives for Ukraine. Their feat will live forever and will be an example of honest and selfless service to their homeland’ – the president said.
He wished the Ukrainian soldiers and their families good health, prosperity, indomitable spirit and new victories.