President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko congratulated Ukrainians and called for prayers for those who defend the state. He wrote this in his post on Facebook page.
"Christmas is the birth of hope for salvation, hope for peace, hope for justice. Let us remember those who live in our heart! Let us thank our parents, children, relatives and friends, colleagues for being together! Let us recall those who defend our country, and we will pray for them, asking God's for health and strength or them, "Poroshenko wrote.
Also, Ukrainians were congratulated by Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.