Ukraine's parliament approves new army, police greeting
Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, has passes the law "On amendments to the charters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine" (No. 9036).
The relevant decision was backed by 271 MPs, an UNIAN correspondent reports.
The law establishes a new military greeting "Glory to Ukraine" – "Glory to heroes" in the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Police.
The law amended the Charter of Internal Service of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Charter of the garrison and guard services of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and Drill Regulations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as the Law on the National Police of Ukraine regarding the establishment of a new military greeting and the procedure for the ritual of raising the national flag of Ukraine.
The law enshrines the use of an official address "Pan" ("sir" in Ukrainian) instead of the Soviet-era "tovarysh" [comrade].
As reported earlier, it was proposed in the first reading to leave the use of "comrade" in the army.
The law comes into force from the day following the day of its publication.