"We are marking not just the day of knowledge. Today it
is the day of military knowledge," he stressed.
"War has changed, now it is quite different from the
Second World War and other military conflicts. Russian military intervention
has established a new type of war, which is called hybrid. It's not just the
weapons, tanks and shooting. The hybrid war means a set of intelligence,
information measures, undermining the economy. The hybrid war implies, in
particular, a psychological war unleashed by the Russian invaders," said
the Head of Government.
He highlighted that neither country in the world “today is
at war with a nuclear state, which is the Russian Federation": "It
was Russia that started this aggression and it was each of you, our Ukrainian
soldiers, who stopped the Russian aggression and preserved Ukraine as an
Arseniy Yatsenyuk appealed to the cadets: "I want to
thank you on behalf of the Government, and on behalf of each Ukrainian
family. Everyone of you has a very deep and very
confident glance. Each of you is a strong personality."
"Our strength doesn’t just mean weapons, advanced
technologies, military ranks and the knowledge you obtain at the Military
Academy. The power of Ukraine is in everyone of you.
In your inner spirit, confidence, unity and our shared belief that we will conquer
the enemy, Ukraine will restore the territorial integrity and victory will be
ours," said the Prime Minister.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk together with Minister of Defence of
Ukraine Stepan Poltorak bestowed
eleven awards to the cadets of the Military Academy, in particular, the distinctive
insignia of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine
"For military valor", "Badge of honor" and "For exemplary service".