The selebration was founded on the adoption in 1991 the Law on Armed Forces. The document defined the mechanism of creation the army with military units, who remained in Ukraine after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The Armed Force Day is celebrated by all the types of the troops: land, air and naval.
The country celebrates another military holiday - the Day of Defender of Ukraine on October 14. The Day of Soviet troops, which was celebrated in the country on February 23, was canceled in 2014.
General Staff of Ukrainian Armed Forces remined how Ukrainians struggled for peace in the country.