Zelensky introduces Day of Territorial Defense of Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

This state holiday will be celebrated annually on the first Sunday of October
08:06, 1 October 2020

Official website of the President of Ukraine

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree № 417/2020 "On the Day of Territorial Defense of Ukraine." This was reported by the Office of the President of Ukraine.

"Given the importance of territorial defense in ensuring the defense capability and territorial integrity of Ukraine, the role of components of the security and defense sector and other subjects involved in territorial defense, as well as in the further development of the modern military traditions, the president introduced the Day of Territorial Defense of Ukraine,” the statement said.

According to the decree, it will be celebrated annually on the first Sunday of October.

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