Greetings of Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov on the occasion of the Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Dear warriors of Ukraine!
I sincerely congratulate you on the Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine!
This year, the Ukrainian Armed Forces turn 100 years old. It was 100 years ago, in 1917, when the Armed Forces of the Ukrainian People's Republic were created, but the discord in the country, the absence of a single military vertical, the lack of understanding of the importance to protect the country led to the loss of our independence and our army for many years. Today we have to draw conclusions from the history of our country...
Your holiday is the holiday of all Ukrainian people who is proud of his warriors!
Your profession is dangerous, respected and one of the most important for the security of the state. Being a military is a calling. Patriotism, professionalism, invincibility, and courage of our warriors, their loyalty to duty became the pledge of victory. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are ready to repel any provocation, Ukraine's combat experience is already being studied in the armies of NATO member states!
Ukraine must support and develop its Armed Forces in every possible way, based on the best achievements of the world's leading armies, as well as its own combat experience of the last three years.
Victory on the front and peace in the rear depend upon the military, and we will work systematically so that each officer and contractor soldier have a decent monetary supply and a cozy home for the family.
May God bless and protect you, your families and our Ukraine!
Glory to Ukraine!