The ceremony of graduation of the Ukrainian special task force was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.
“Soon you will go to the town I have been often visiting. That’s the town in Eastern Ukraine, at the border with Russia. It’s an eastern frontier of democracy. The hopes of the Ukrainian people, our hopes and our support for you to create a modern democratic country rest with you”, Geoffrey Pyatt said during his address to the servicemen. He never specified the name of the town.
In turn, Ukraine’s Premier Volodymyr Groysman thanked the U.S. government for their help in creation of the KORD unit. “I’m deeply sure this cooperation will continue so that the state sovereignty, supremacy of law, order and legality would strengthen every day”, he said.