Greetings of Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov on the occasion of the Day of the National Guard of Ukraine
I congratulate the personnel of the glorious National Guard of Ukraine on the professional holiday!
All around the world, in all military units, the word "guard" means "the best". That's who you became - those who first took the enemy blow in the east of our State. With steadfast courage and sacrifice, enshielding Ukraine, you showed the other patriots how one can and should love the Homeland. Eternal glory to the heroic national guardians who gave their lives for our country!
Today, our Armed Forces and the National Guard, one of the best and most powerful military units, - are the main force to deter Putin's aggression against Ukraine. Ukrainians can be calm when such heroes like you defend them at the front and in the rear on alert!
Strong Ukrainian army, powerful National Guard equipped with most advanced weapons are the resource that can really stop the enemy, the key to peace and tranquility in Europe!
I wish you good health, courage, and endurance, and may you always come back to your families alive and intact from military duty!
May God save you and your families!
Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the Heroes!