On the occasion of the Day of the Defender of Ukraine, on October 14, on the territory of the Mariinsky Palace in Kyiv, solemn events took place with the participation of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal took part in the festivities.
The participants of the events observed a minute of silence in memory of the fallen defenders of Ukraine.
During the commemorative events, the swearing-in ceremony was held by lyceum students of the Ivan Bohun Military Lyceum of Kyiv. Aftermath the President of Ukraine presented ribbons with the names of honorary titles to the commanders of military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard of Ukraine and the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.