Greetings of the NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov on the occasion of the Day of Armed Forces of Ukraine
Our dear warriors!
I sincerely congratulate you on the holiday!
You have chosen a challenging profession - a dangerous and the most respected one. Thanks to your courage and professionalism, the Ukrainian army is becoming one of the most capable in Europe. The profession of the defender of the Motherland is becoming one of the most prestigious, every third citizen of our State trusts the Armed Forces. You, courageous and strong, are the true descendants of the Zaporizhian Cossacks!
Today, you stand sentinel over the sovereignty, territorial integrity, national interests of Ukraine and its European future, you preserve peace and well-being of our citizens, heroically and selflessly fulfill your constitutional duty by giving the rebuff to the aggressor. Ukraine will always remember its warriors-heroes who died in the battles for freedom and independence of our country.
Ukrainians do everything to provide their, people, army with necessary weapons and equipment. That is why your holiday is the holiday of the whole Ukrainian nation proud of its defenders! Your unbreakable spirit, loyalty to Ukraine, love the Motherland, patriotism and heroism are the key to our victory over the enemy!
May God bless and protect you, your families and our Ukraine!