Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said this in his address on the occasion of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Day, the press service of the NSDC reports.
"You chose difficult profession – dangerous and the most respected one. The Ukrainian army has become one of the most combat-effective in Europe thanks to your courage and professionalism. The defender of the motherland becomes one of the most honorable member of our society, and every third citizen of our country trusts the Armed Forces," Turchynov said.
He noted that Ukrainian soldiers today safeguarded the sovereignty, territorial integrity, national interests of Ukraine and its European future, defending peace and well-being, giving resistance to the aggressor.