Ukraine is marking the Day of Missile Forces and Artillery today, November 3.
President Petro Poroshenko noted the indispensable input of these forces into the security of the country.
“Thanks to your courage and heroism the defense capability of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is increasing on a daily basis,” the President wrote.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman also greeted the defenders on their day.
“You are the basis of our army’s strength; you confidently defend the borders of Ukraine. Your service is a reliable wall, which allows Ukrainians to feel safe. My sincere congratulations and thank you for your courage!”
Officially the celebration of the Day of Missile Forces and Artillery was initiated in 1997 by President Leonid Kuchma. Today is also the day of Ukraine’s Military Engineering.