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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Greetings of Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov on the occasion of the Infantry Day

Glorious warriors-infantrymen!  I sincerely congratulate you on the holiday!

You are the embodiment of the most powerful component of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, on which the strength and confidence of every citizen of Ukraine in the guaranteed security of sovereignty, inviolability and freedom of expression of will are based.

Your participation in international peacekeeping operations has earned the highest appreciation of our foreign partners.

Sincere gratitude to all the infantry for service, courage and heroism, expressed in the struggle for freedom, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine! Ukrainian people are proud of their sons!

You are an example of the best qualities of human and military nature, valor and courage that were clearly manifested in times of repelling Russia's aggression. During all wars, the greatest burden, the most difficult ordeals lie on the shoulders of infantrymen, and it is the infantry that always bears the gravest losses.

On this day, we bow our heads to the bright memory of the infantry soldiers who gave their lives for the peaceful future of Ukraine. May the memory and respect for fallen heroes live forever!

Sincere gratitude to the veterans who faithfully convey the gained experience to the young generation!

I wish you and your families health, happiness and resilience on the way to new achievements!

May God save you, your families and our Ukraine!