Courage, professionalism must ensure victory - Zelensky to National Defense University graduates

Courage, professionalism must ensure victory - Zelensky to National Defense University graduates

President Volodymyr Zelensky congratulated majors, lieutenant colonels, colonels, brigadier generals, and major generals on graduating from the National Defense University and presented them with diplomas with honors.

That’s according to the President’s press service, Ukrinform reports.

"Ukrainian warriors are rightfully recognized worldwide, and not only we in Ukraine are proud of our heroes, but the world, the whole world, admires what Ukraine and all our people are doing," Volodymyr Zelensky said.

The head of state noted that the task of the commanders who completed the training is to increase the strength and professionalism of national defense.

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The president emphasized that all the experience of Ukraine's defense in this war – the experience of the army, soldiers and commanders, combat units – must not only be preserved, but also spread and scaled up to the entire system of the Defense Forces.

"Courage means a lot in war. But courage combined with professionalism, resilience along with knowledge of modern warfare practices, training together with technological capabilities – this is what must ensure our advantage, the Ukrainian advantage," he noted.

Since Russia’s full-scale invasion, more than 80,000 Ukrainians have been honored with state awards, 426 warriors have been awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine, many of them posthumously. Volodymyr Zelensky emphasized that everyone should always honor the dedication of the nation to defending Ukraine.

Those present honored with a moment of silence the memory of all who gave their lives for their homeland and people.

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