Dear soldiers, personnel and veterans!
I congratulate You on your professional holiday – the Ground Forces Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Today’s ground forces constitute a reliable defence shield for our country and a basis for creating a new model of the Armed Forces.
The level of training and combat experience of the military amid Russian military aggression against our State has been highly commended by both Ukrainian and international community. Throughout almost three years of warfare many defenders have died protecting the territorial integrity of our country. For personal courage and heroism the military men of the ground forces have been awarded the title Hero of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian troops are also participating in international peacekeeping operations to maintain peace and security, staying in hot spots, protecting people who suffer from armed conflict.
On behalf of the Government I appeal to the entire military personnel and veterans of the Armed Forces and express my gratitude for your honest service.
The whole country appreciates Your dedication to the performance of your duties, is looking at You with pride, while Your patriotism, professionalism and courage are an example for younger generations.
I wish You and Your families good health, prosperity, harmony, and most importantly – a peaceful sky over our heads!
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr GROYSMAN