The relevant statement was made by the Ground Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“On Day of Defenders of Ukraine, I presented awards to the brave men and women, defending our state in the east,” Syrskyi noted.
He thanked the defenders for their commitment to the Ukrainian people and professional competence.
“You are holding the front and moving forward. I am proud of each of you,” Syrskyi stressed.
A reminder that, on October 1, Ukraine marks Day of Ukrainian Cossacks and Defenders Day.