Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada supported the bill on the introduction of military salute ‘Glory to Ukraine!’ and ‘Glory to the Heroes!’ 283 people's deputies voted “for” the decision. The document will be prepared for the second reading on a fast-track basis. The session of the Parliament was broadcasted on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
The greetings ‘Glory to Ukraine!’ and a response to it: ‘Glory to the Heroes!’ are introduced to the Drill and Ceremonies Manual of the Armed Forces.
The internal service of the Armed Forces of Ukraine intends to streamline the ritual of raising the state flag of Ukraine in the manual. In accordance with the current legislation, when the Colours are handed over, that person congratulates the personnel, and soldiers correspond to it with the threefold ‘Glory’ chant.
It is proposed that during the handing of the Colours, the person welcomes the staff with the words ‘Glory to Ukraine!’, and the soldiers answer ‘Glory to the Heroes!’
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 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.