Poroshenko on Ukraine's combat readiness: just let them try!
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has described the parade on Independence Day in Kyiv on August 24, 2016 as being a symbolic report about Ukraine's combat readiness.
"In the spring of 2014, our hero-volunteers fought off the enemy with bare hands. There were no armored vehicles and weapons,” Poroshenko said during his annual address to the Verkhovna Rada.
Ukraine builds up troops, strengthens air defense system: Defense Ministry reports“Our airspace was not protected. And I emphasize, everything is different now. Just let them try!“ Poroshenko said.