Greetings of Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov on the occasion of the Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
warriors and veterans of the Armed Forces of Ukraine!
congratulate on the Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine everyone who dedicated
their lives to the military service, to strengthening defense capability and
enhancing the security of our state.
are proud of their knights-defenders who have hindered the plans of the Kremlin
to ruin our country. Thanks to each of you, the Ukrainian Army has reborn from
the ashes and is now able to rebuff any provocation of the aggressor, having taken
a worthy place among the most powerful armies in the world.
invincibility, bravery, impeccable performance by the Ukrainian military of
their constitutional duty have already become a legend. The combat experience
of our army is studied by the leading countries on all continents.
and bravery demonstrated by the soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces during
peacekeeping operations and resisting the Kremlin aggression gained the
Ukrainian army respect and appreciation in the world.
We bow our
heads and pay our deepest respect to all those who gave their lives for the
freedom of their native land. Our duty is to remember the courage, heroism,
respect for the native land of the fallen grandparents, parents and brother
forever, preserving our historical heritage.
and development of the Armed Forces is a state priority. Our task is to
increase, in accordance with NATO standards, the forces and means necessary to
protect the country and restore its territorial integrity.
army can win without courageous warriors and experienced commanders capable of
understanding new tasks and ensuring their implementation. In recent years a
new generation of professional military servicemen, commanders hardened in
battles, who increase the military glory of Ukraine, has appeared.
will further take care of the implementation of social guarantees for
servicemen, first of all, increase their monetary support, which is necessary
to maintain the professional core of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
love for Ukraine, the glorious feats of our compatriots, people's respect,
calling and oath inspire you for new achievements in the noble cause of service
to our native people.
I wish you
all the good, happiness and peace to you and your families, dear warriors and
veterans! May peace in your families and the entire Ukrainian people be under
your reliable protection.
bless and protect you, your families, and our Ukraine!
Glory to Ukraine!