As part of a working visit to Lviv region, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal took part in the graduation ceremony for officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at the Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Army Academy.
The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the graduates online with a welcoming speech.
"Always and everywhere - be brave and take care of your troops. Always and everywhere - take care of the honor of your units, believe in yourself and believe in Ukraine! Be worthy of the heroism of all those who have already distinguished themselves in the battles for Ukraine and Ukrainians! Be worthy of our victory. Ukraine will win," the President of Ukraine emphasized.
The Prime Minister also congratulated the young officers and thanked them for their choice to defend their homeland.
"This day is possible thanks to the choice made by you and your colleagues. Every Ukrainian citizen is grateful to you. Today, you are not just military personnel, today each of you is a defender of Ukraine, each of you is an officer of the victory. I am grateful to your parents who raised you to be patriots. Ukrainians are a nation of invincible and unbreakable people. The whole world looks up to us and marvels at our resilience. We have always had it and it is what leads us to victory. I congratulate you on graduating from the Academy. Glory to Ukraine!" said Denys Shmyhal.
During the awarding ceremony for the best graduates of the Academy, the Prime Minister presented the officers with gold medals.