Dear soldiers, personnel and
I congratulate You on your
professional holiday – the Ground Forces Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Today’s ground forces constitute a reliable defence shield for
our country and a basis for creating a new model of the Armed Forces.
The level of training and combat experience of the military
amid Russian military aggression against our State has been highly commended by
both Ukrainian and international community. Throughout almost three years of
warfare many defenders have died protecting the territorial integrity of our
country. For personal courage and heroism the military men of the ground forces
have been awarded the title Hero of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian troops are also participating in international
peacekeeping operations to maintain peace and security, staying in hot spots, protecting
people who suffer from armed conflict.
On behalf of the Government I appeal to the entire military
personnel and veterans of the Armed Forces and express my gratitude for your
The whole country appreciates Your
dedication to the performance of your duties, is looking at You with pride, while
Your patriotism, professionalism and courage are an example for younger
I wish You and Your families good
health, prosperity, harmony, and most importantly – a peaceful sky over our heads!
Prime Minister of Ukraine