National Guard Day in Ukraine

19:41, 26 March 2018

It is the National Guard Day in Ukraine. On March 26, people pay tribute to the living and honor the dead warriors of the National Guard. President Petro Poroshenko attended the solemn ceremony on Monday morning, holding the moment of silence for the fallen fighters.

According to him, almost 800 National Guard servicemen sustained injuries in action while fighting pro-Kremlin mercenaries in Donbas. 212 fighters deceased in combat.

The National Guard is the Ukrainian national gendarmerie, part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. It was re-established by the presidential order, following the early 2014 Ukrainian revolution and almost fifteen years of being out of military service to this country.