The president congratulated the militaries for their courage and heroism, self-sacrifice and virtue.
‘The strongest iron in Ukrainian army is the iron that constitutes our soldiers. 200 00 of them passed through six waves of the draft call. About 100 000 are the volunteers. 130 000 soldiers with the battle experience are in the mobilization reserve and they are ready to return to the army in the case of the escalation of the situation. This is the army that is supported by the whole Ukrainian national and it is really the people’s army’, Poroshenko said.
The Defender of Ukraine Day is celebrated on October 14 in Ukraine. Also, the Intercession of the Theotokos, Ukrainian Insurgent Army Day and Day of Ukrainian Cossacks are celebrated that day.