Greetings of Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov on the occasion of the International Volunteer Day
Dear friends, I congratulate you on the International Volunteer Day!
Being a volunteer means giving the part of your heart to others, to be prepared to give a helping hand to those who need it most.
Every year the volunteer movement is increasingly spreading in Ukraine. More and more people are ready to respond to the challenges our state faces.
By the call of their heart, volunteers selflessly helped the participants of the Revolution of Dignity. At the beginning of the military confrontation the volunteer soldiers and the army, virtually destroyed by the Yanukovych regime, thanks to the volunteers received body armor, helmets, food, thermographic cameras, the first UAVs, and many more that was needed to protect the country.
In the most dangerous times, together with the military, you saved Ukraine from a full-scale invasion of Russian troops. And today, you continue to provide assistance to fighters at the front, wounded soldiers, as well as to those who are severely ill, the downtrodden and the refugees from the temporarily occupied territories.
Thanks to your daily hard work, patriotism, and sacrifice, the country is changing: everyone is beginning to realize his responsibility for the fate of the country, for the future of our children.
So I wish you - people with big souls and burning hearts, inexhaustible energy, optimism, and wisdom! You make the world better!