Oleksandr Turchynov: The work of snipers of the Department of the State Guard in the ATO zone gave rise to a myth about the American Special Forces near Sloviansk
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov, on behalf of the President of Ukraine, congratulated the personnel of the Department of the State Guard of Ukraine on the professional holiday - the 27th anniversary of the establishment of the DSG and presented state awards and certificates for apartments.
Addressing the DSG officers, Mr. Turchynov emphasized that in the times of trying ordeals for our country - military confrontation, terrorist threats and provocations, - the everyday work the DSG servicemen is an example of patriotism, professionalism, everyday courage and heroism.
"You have chosen a profession that requires iron self-control and dedication to your state! I am sincerely grateful for your courage, the will to win and the devoted service to the country!", - he said.
The NSDC Secretary reminded that at the beginning of Russia's hybrid aggression against our country, the DSG military were among the first to stand up for Ukraine's defense. "In the spring of 2014, the army was not yet ready for active defense of Ukraine: there was a lack of clothes, weapons, ammunition, it was necessary to teach and arrange the combat shakedown of the first wave of mobilization. Then, having reduced protection of the state authorities to the critical level, I sent a combined unit of the DSG military servicemen together with their head and sniper group to the East, where they courageously and professionally destroyed hostile forces, stopped their offensive. It was that time that the Russians had a legend about the American Special Forces who had stopped the enemy near Sloviansk", - Mr. Turchynov pointed out.