Greetings of Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov on the occasion of the Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Courageous defenders of Ukraine, our men and women! I sincerely congratulate you on the Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine!
You are the heirs of the heroes of the liberation movement, our pride and power, a reliable pillar of the State!
At the beginning of the large-scale russian invasion, foreign partners did not believe that Ukraine was capable of resisting the enemy, and thought that we had no chance to resist.
But you proved to the whole world that the Ukrainian military are the bravest, most experienced, coolest, professionals with unbreakable spirit, capable of crushing the so-called "second army of the world". Now the whole world admires you, convinced that your unique combat experience will be carefully studied by the armies of the leading countries.
We bow low to the memory of the heroes who died defending Independence and Freedom! Your feat will forever remain in the hearts of Ukrainians!
Reforming and developing the Armed Forces, social protection of servicemen is and remains a priority for the Ukrainian authorities.
I wish you good health, faith and strength, courage and valor! Return home safe and sound!
Happy holiday! We'll defeat the enemy! We believe in Victory!