On the occasion of the Day of Assault Troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with servicemen and presented state awards.
Greeting the audience, the Head of State noted that the professional holiday of paratroopers is celebrated simultaneously with the Day of Dignity and Freedom, which is very symbolic.
"I think it is symbolic, because in order to defend the freedom of our state, our agency, independence and territorial integrity, we must have such a powerful army, whose representatives are here now," said Volodymyr Zelenskyy and stressed that it is a great honor for him, as for each of those present and all Ukrainians, to congratulate the defenders on the holiday.
The President thanked the military for their service and wished them health and harmony in the families.
"I want to thank you for what you do every day and wish you to feel every day that your work is a priority, your service is the most important thing in the country now," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
He also reminded that today, the Ukrainian army, every defender enjoys a high level of trust of citizens.
On the occasion of the holiday, Volodymyr Zelenskyy presented state awards to the defenders for personal courage and selfless actions shown while defending the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
The meeting was also attended by Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov and Head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak.