President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stated this in his greetings on the occasion of the Day of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
"The Special Operations Forces are the pride of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. My congratulations to the servicepersons!" Poroshenko wrote.
July 29, Ukraine marks the Day of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The holiday was established to promote the further development of national military traditions, military and patriotic education of the youth and their readiness to defend the Motherland, as stated in the presidential decree of July 26, 2016.
The Special Operations Forces are a separate division of the Armed Forces of Ukraine which consists of the well-trained and motivated military personnel capable of conducting subversive activities behind enemy lines, organizing partisan fighting in the occupied territories, releasing or seizing important hostages.