President, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko emphasized the role of paratroopers in the defense of our state. The Head of State said this, speaking to the soldiers of the Airborne Assault Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the working visit to Zhytomyr region.
"If you look at the modern history of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, there is no page in it, which would not talk about you and your deeds. You have become famous in the battles with the Russian aggressor for the mountains of Karachun and Savur-Mohyla, in the defense of the Donetsk and Luhansk airports. The paratroopers fought heroically for the release and defense of strategically important objects and settlements, in particular: Lysychansk, Sloviansk, Kramatorsk, Krasnyi Lyman, Rubizhne, Sievierodonetsk, Bakhmut and many others," Petro Poroshenko said.
He mentioned the unprecedented raid of the 95th separate airmobile brigade in the rear of the Russian-terrorist troops in August 2014, with the support of the 25th separate airborne brigade.
At that time our troops broke through the line of defense of the enemy, passed along the border almost 500 kilometers, destroyed a lot of military equipment and personnel, and captured a lot of weapons as trophies.