During the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine 180 soldiers of the National Guard were killed. This was stated by Petro Poroshenko in Novi Petrivtsi during his speech, broadcasted by "112 Ukraine", on the occasion of the Day of the National Guard.
"We remember and honor the memory of each of the 180 National Guard soldiers who gave their lives ащк our sovereignty, for our independence", - said Poroshenko.
He has also presented awards to the National Guard servicemen.
President stressed that the National Guard - is not only the soldiers who defend Ukrainian independence at the external borders. "The National Guard – is a force unit that has special features. It’s because the hybrid war which was unleashed against Ukraine, provided not only offensive aggression on our borders, it involved not only a propaganda war to sow discord and disappointment, depression in Ukraine – it also harmed our country, its leadership, its armed forces and the people.” - stated Petro Poroshenko.