The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine is the coordinating body in matters pertaining
to national security and defense under the President of Ukraine. The National Security and Defense
Council of Ukraine shall coordinate and supervise the activities of organs of executive authority
in the sphere of national security and defense. The President of Ukraine is the Chairman
of the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine.
Constitution of Ukraine. article 107.
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21.11.2018
Greetings of Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov on the occasion of the Day of the Air Assault Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Dear warriors and veterans of the Air Assault Forces

of the Armed Forces of Ukraine!

I sincerely congratulate you on the professional holiday!

For the second year in a row, we celebrate the Day of the Air Assault Forces of Ukraine, having chosen the way of reviving the national military identity, remembering the heroic past of our grandparents and parents.

Symbolically, your holiday falls on the day of Michael the Archistrategos - the patron and the Supreme Commander of the Heavenly Hosts, and on the day the Revolution of Dignity began, which has changed our country, ensuring its democratic European path of development.

You are the youngest and the most mobile branch of troops that can ensure the completion of the most challenging tasks under any circumstances.

The main features of the Air Assault Forces are dedicated service to their people, high professionalism and courage, undeniable readiness to fight for freedom, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

By their heroism, bravery and courage in confronting the Russian aggressor, the warriors of the Air Assault Forces have written a glorious page of valor and courage in the chronicle of the people's fame and proved that the Ukrainians are able to protect their country.

We cherish the memory of the soldiers who died in the struggle for the inviolability of their native land, the honor and dignity of the Ukrainian people!

Great respect and gratitude to the veterans!

The Ukrainian people are proud of their heroes-paratroopers!

I wish you always to be victorious, family comfort and well-being! May God save you and your families!

Glory to Ukraine!


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