Ukraine celebrates Special Forces day

Armed Forces of Ukraine Special Forces include such army units: paratroopers, gunners, strike force, scouts
12:50, 29 July 2017

Facebook Petro Poroshenko

Ukrainian Special Forces Day is celebrated in Ukraine today, July 29.

“Special Forces of Ukraine is the pride of Ukrainian Armed Forces. I congratulate the warriors!” President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko wrote on Facebook.

The celebration was started last year on July 26 by the President’s decree. That very day the Special Forces of the Ukrainian army were created.

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The Special Forces work with the Ukrainian Armed Forces and on their own operations in order to create enabling environment for successful conduct of military, economic and other operations defending the state security.

“Strong, resilient, fearless and courageous – that’s our Special Forces soldiers. They perform the toughest military tasks. I sincerely greet them on their day and thank them for loyal service!” Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman wrote on Facebook.

It is worth mentioning that the Special Forces is a separate type of Armed Forces, that consists of highly-skilled and motivated soldiers, who are able to engage in subversive activity behind enemy lines, organize partisans on occupied territories, set free or capture important hostages.

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