Greetings of Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov on the occasion of the Day of the Aerospace Industry Workers and of the World Aviation and Cosmonautics Day
I sincerely congratulate the aerospace industry workers with the professional holiday!
In the sphere of rocket and aircraft construction Ukraine gave the world a constellation of eminent scientists and engineers - the universal geniuses. These are Sikorski, Antonov, Yangel, Korolev, and many-many others.
Today, one of the important tasks for strengthening defense and security of our state is the restoration of the missile shield. Ukraine should protect itself and become a part of the reliable and effective air and missile defense system in Europe - invincible for missiles and aircrafts.
Our scientists, engineers, staff of the enterprises of military-industrial complex decently fulfil the task of ensuring the production of modern missile systems and aircraft, which do not concede to the best world analogues.
Thanks to you, your skills, patriotism and tireless work, our state can not only protect itself but also become a leading country in the rocket and aircraft construction industry. So I wish you new achievements and success that will become a worthy continuation of our best traditions and will allow Ukraine to maintain and strengthen its position of a high-tech aviation and space nation!