In particular, the President said that he and Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak had visited to the hospital on their way to the town of Bila Tserkva to meet with the rest of the personnel of the 72nd brigade, who return from the Joint Forces Operation area today, the press service of the Head of State reports.
“We came here to thank each of you for the excellent performance of combat missions and to ask how we can help you,” the President addressed the soldiers.
The servicemen thanked Petro Poroshenko and noted that they had no complaints.
The Head of State got acquainted with the conditions of treatment of the military personnel, asked about their health status and wished a speedy recovery.
“I, as the President and the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, am proud of the Ukrainian army, the Armed Forces, the patriotic spirit and strong motivation of the personnel,” Poroshenko stressed.
The Head of State also awarded the servicemen for the selfless actions shown in defending the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, exemplary performance of military service.
On January 16, the militants in Donbas used antitank guided missile launcher to fire on a truck that delivered food and water to the positions of the 72nd separate mechanized brigade stationed on the eastern outskirts of Troitske (69km west of Luhansk). Ten Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in shelling. Subsequently, they were transported for treatment to Kyiv.
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