Parubiy: Ukrainian army revived 25 years ago, but hardened in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Rada Speaker urged MPs to standing applauses to congratulate Ukrainian soldiers
13:08, 6 December 2016

The Verkhovna Rada

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Speaker Andriy Parubiy congratulated the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the 25th anniversary of their creation during the opening of the morning plenary session of parliament.

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"Through the efforts of devoted sons of Ukraine, the true patriots, Ukrainian army was revived 25 years ago, but it was formed in 2014 in the crucible of war in the Donbas region. I bow my head in memory of all the generations of fighters for Ukraine's independence, especially to the memory of the heroes of the liberation war in the Donbas region. Special thanks to all the Ukrainian military that sacrificially protect the independence of Ukraine and the tranquility of the free world. Dear colleagues, I urge you to applause standing to congratulate our soldiers on the eastern front and in all Ukraine", said Parubiy.

Today, December 6, the Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is celebrated.

The holiday was established on the day of the adoption of the law "On the Armed Forces of Ukraine" in 1991 and has been celebrated annually since then.

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