Greetings of Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov on the occasion of the Day of Missile troops and Artillery
Dear missileers and artillerists, designers, workers
and veterans of missile troops and artillery!
I sincerely congratulate you on the professional holiday!
Missile troops and artillery are one of the most important branches of troops that provide firepower directly influencing the success of the battlefield, without which victory in modern warfare is impossible.
You, the successors of renowned combat traditions, are an example of courage, heroism, loyalty to the oath, dedication, and determination in defending the territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine. In cooperation with other branches of troops, you were the first to face the attack of an insidious enemy; you stopped it in 2014, and today you give a worthy rebuff to the Russian aggressor in the East of Ukraine.
Eternal glory to the heroes who perished protecting freedom and independence of Ukraine!
Today, missileers and artillerists multiply glorious national-historical traditions and strengthen Ukraine's defense capability.
Particular gratitude should be expressed to domestic designers and entrepreneurs, thanks to whom the Ukrainian people have proudly watched the latest missile and artillery samples on Khreshchatyk, which will soon become the basis of the military power of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and our State.
We are grateful to the veterans of the missile troops and artillery who continue to engage in the military-patriotic education of our youth and share their combat experience with young soldiers, missileers, and artillerists!
I wish you and your families health, happiness, and resilience on the way to new achievements in the name of prosperous Ukraine!
May God save you and your families!
Glory to Ukraine!