The servicemen of Signal Troops of Ukraine's Armed Forces mark their professional holiday. The respective date, August 8, was established by the presidential decree signed in 2000.
Leaders of the state congratulated soldiers and officers. Specifically, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman thanked the fighters for valiant and selfless service. 'The reform of the Ukrainian army foresees fast and essential modernization of the army, implementation of NATO standards, switching to the Armed Forces that are capable of responding to the dangerous modern challenges, effectively opposing the aggressor. The signal troops are one of the vital units in the modern military, which is why the Armed Forces reform is conducted, taking into account the requirement of the information-driven era. The signal troops should meet the top requirements in terms of speed and safety of passing information, and the requirements of speed of setting communications among the units in conditions of an open military conflict', he said.
Serhiy Nayev, the commander of the Joint Forces Operation in Donbas, also congratulated the servicemen on their holiday.
'Dear comrades in arms, warriors of the signal troops! On my own behalf, and on that of the staff of the Joint Forces, I congratulate you on the professional holiday, the Day of Signal Troops. The army's existence is impossible without reliable and clear communications. Thank you for courage, heroic commitment, for valor and bravery in combat. I'm sure you will keep serving as the example of top professionalism and patriotism', reads the message.