on February 15, Ukraine marks the Day of Honoring Combatants in the Territory of Other States and the withdrawal of troops from the
Republic of Afghanistan.
ago there ended a decade of war that is still the stinging pain in the hearts of Ukrainian families these days, the war in
which against their will were participating about 160 thousand compatriots,
and 12 thousand were maimed.
remembers its heroes, those 3380 Ukrainians, who did not return to their
homes, leaving the eternal sorrow to their families. Immortal heroism of
thousands of Ukrainians will forever remain in history, the heroism
demonstrated while performing their military duty.
Today in the East of Ukraine the fire of war is ablaze.
Many of You stood to defend sovereignty and territorial integrity of our
State, showing the examples of heroism and selfless service to the Ukrainian
people. We are grateful to You for your active participation in the
development of the state, public life, patriotic upbringing of the younger
generation, which You are protecting and with whom you are sharing invaluable
It is traditional that together with this event we honor all the combatants in the territories of other
States, who worthily performed and continue to perform their professional
duties and to protect humanity.
I wish You good health, peace, personal and family
well-being, inspiration and strength!
Your Motherland is proud of You!
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr GROYSMAN