The day is marked in correspondence with the decree of the President from June 27, 2007, in the first Saturday in August.
Ukraine marks Air Force Day of the Armed Forces. The relevant decree was signed by Viktor Yushchenko in 2007 by taking into account the importance of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in ensuring the defense capability of the state.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak have already congratulated the Air Force servicemen of Armed Forces of Ukraine with the professional holiday.
‘Congratulate the defenders of Ukrainian borders with the professional holiday. Wish our soldiers a clear sky above the head. Let the angels protect you!’ Poroshenko said.
‘Happy holiday the brave warriors who protect the Ukrainian sky!’ Groysman said.
In his turn, Stepan Poltorak, Minister of Defense stressed that the Ukranian skilled pilots and veterans are the best example for the young generation of defenders of the Ukrainian airspace.
‘Today’s the professional day of all who linked his life with the Air Forces of Armed Forces of Ukraine! I am grateful to the servicemen of the Air Forces for courage and determination demonstrated during military missions, for tremendous stress and risks they have been through. No one but you can fulfill this important for the State Security mission,’ the Minister said.