Day of Armed Forces of Ukraine marked today

Day of Armed Forces of Ukraine marked today

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On December 6, 1991, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed the laws "On the Armed Forces of Ukraine", "On the Defense of Ukraine", and on December 13 – the Concept of Defense and Development of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which determined the main principles and areas of the development of the Ukrainian army.

Ukraine inherited from the USSR one of the most powerful military groups in Europe, equipped with nuclear weapons and relatively modern types of weapons and military equipment. But in more than 20 years of independence, the Ukrainian army was almost destroyed. Over the decades, the were massive military personnel layoffs, some military left the service themselves in despair, not seeing any prospects in the army. Apart from internal factors, there were external factors as all those years Ukraine had to overcome the intense pressure of Moscow, which in every possible way opposed the creation of effective Armed Forces in our country.

The turning point in the history of the modern Ukrainian army was the events of 2013-2014: the Revolution of Dignity, the occupation of Crimea and parts of Donbas. And despite the total ruin in the army, betrayals, losses, insane pressure and treachery of the enemy, the Ukrainian military managed to defend the independence of the homeland and protect the Ukrainian people from the aggressor.

Currently, our army is already fighting in a full-scale war. The Territorial Defense Forces, the National Guard, border guards joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine... And they surprised everyone, showing the world unprecedented courage in battle and military skillfulness.

Congratulations, our dear defenders! You are the best! We wish you victory!

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