President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko thanked the Armed Forces veterans for their courage in solving the local conflicts in Ukraine. This was reported in the press service of the Ukrainian president on Facebook.
"Today we honor the soldiers who took part in local military conflicts that broke out in the territory of other states. The generation burnt by flames of armed conflict has become an active participant in the development of the Ukrainian state. The soldiers-Afghans played significant role during the virtues of the Revolution of Dignity, and their combat experience remains the key to many victories in the fight with Russian aggressors for the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine", said Poroshenko.
He added: "On behalf of the Ukrainian people I thank veterans of local conflicts for the courage to defend their native land, for their assistance for our armed forces, with the experience that they convey to the younger generation of defenders of Ukraine".