The National Guard of Ukraine has become a real pride of our state, a symbol of heroism and honor, the structure that is building a solid foundation of the national security of Ukraine.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman stressed during his visit to the International Interdepartmental Multidisciplinary Center for the Training of Units of the National Guard of Ukraine. The Head of Government took part in the celebrations on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the National Guard.
"You defend the country round-the-clock, build a solid foundation for the national security, stand ready to respond to daily challenges", the Prime Minister addressed the military.
Volodymyr Groysman stressed that current Ukraine demonstrates the growing trend in the economy. People should have the feeling that the streets of Ukrainian cities are safe and secure. And this direction is likewise the sphere of responsibility of the National Guard.
"Over 5 years the officers of the National Guard have endured a number of challenges. In the name of those who gave their lives for our country, in the name of future generations, our contemporaries, our mission is to make Ukraine strong and successful", accentuated the Prime Minister.
This year, under the Government's decisions, the support for the National Guard (NGU) has increased significantly. For example, in 2019, the average amount of cash support for a contractor is an average of UAH 10,500 per month, while a participant of the operation of the united force – UAH 16,300. The amount of monetary support for enlisted members of the National Guard under the contract of the first year of service exceeds UAH 9,500. Total expenditures for arms and equipment programs amount to over UAH 12,300,000,000. The financial resource for solving the housing problem of NGU officers is growing. In recent years, the queue for housing has decreased by 1,500 officers.