Greetings of Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov on the occasion of the Ukrainian Peacekeepers’ Day
Dear warriors and veterans-peacekeepers, I sincerely congratulate you on the holiday!
For years of participating in international peacekeeping, Ukraine has entered the top twenty peacekeepers. The participation of servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in peacekeeping operations under the auspices of the UN, NATO and as part of the joint peacekeeping forces in the countries of Europe, Central Asia, and Africa contributes to the growth of the authority of our State as a reliable partner and influential subject in the system of European and world security.
When the enemy came to Ukraine, the warriors of peacekeeping missions began to bravely defend peace on their land, duly and selflessly fulfilling their military duty in the east of the country, protecting our citizens from the Russian aggressor.
We bow our heads before the heroes who perished fulfilling the noble mission of protecting peace, preventing and eliminating threats to the lives of people! Your feat will never be forgotten!
I am confident that Ukrainian peacekeepers-patriots will further increase their contribution to resolving dangerous conflicts and bear the State Flag of Ukraine high beyond its borders.
May God save you and your families! Happy holiday!