During a working trip to Khmelnytsky region, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal got acquainted with the activities of the National Academy of Border Guard Service named after B. Khmelnytsky and congratulated the cadets on the beginning of the school year.
The Prime Minister thanked the teaching staff for their dedicated work and preparation of the best graduates for the Border Guard Service of Ukraine. The Head of the Government wished the new cadets of the academy success in their studies, as well as presented shoulder straps and green berets.
In addition, attendees observed a moment of silence for all Ukrainian soldiers who gave their lives for the freedom and independence of Ukraine. In particular, 16 graduates of the academy perished, while serving, defending our country from Russian aggression.
The PM placed a special emphasis on the fact that all new cadets should always remember the feat of Ukrainian soldiers and wear the green berets received with dignity.
"Look up to the new Heroes of Ukraine, who often defended the right of our state to independence and the right of the Ukrainian people to choose their future at the cost of their lives and health," the Prime Minister stressed.
After the ceremonial events, the Prime Minister together with the Head of the State Border Guard Service Serhii Deineko and the leadership of the academy laid flowers at the Stela to the perished Ukrainian border guards.
During the working trip, the Prime Minister is also accompanied by the Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Oleh Nemchinov, acting Minister of Education and Science Serhii Shkarlet and Head of Khmelnytsky Regional State Administration Dmytro Gabinet.