The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the draft law #9036 that provides the implementation of the military salute "Glory to Ukraine!" and the reply "Glory to Heroes!" at the second reading and generally. 271 MPs voted in the affirmative as 112 Ukraine broadcasted.
The salute "Glory to Ukraine!" and the reply "Glory to Heroes!" is provided in the drill regulations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Moreover, the ritual of the raising of the state flag of Ukraine was regularized in the statute of the internal service of the Armed Forces. According to the current legislation, during the delivery of the flag, a person welcomes the personnel with its receiving and the soldiers reply with tripled "Glory". The law provides that during the delivery of the flag, a person welcomes the personnel with the words "Glory to Ukraine!" and they reply "Glory to Heroes!".
During the elaboration of the law for the second reading, a word "comrade" was replaced by "Mr. or Madam" in the statute of the internal service of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and drills charter of the forces.
Also, the law on the National Police was amended. According to it, when the police officers are in line for the greeting of the leader or senior officer, when they hear the salute "Glory to Ukraine!" they reply "Glory to Heroes". The same actions take place during the parting.
The law will come into force the next day after the official publication.
As it was reported earlier, the bill was registered in the Parliament by Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko on September 3.
The Committee on National Security and Defence recommended the Parliament to support the bill on the introduction of a military greeting “Glory to Ukraine” and reply “Glory to the Heroes!” as a basis with a speedy preparation to the second reading.
This new military slogan has drawn criticism for its links to World War II-era nationalist organizations.