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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman have congratulated the National Guard on its professional holiday.

"Glory and honor to the courageous soldiers of the National Guard of Ukraine, who are faithful to their oath, military and civil duty, and who are devoted to the Ukrainian people," Poroshenko wrote on Facebook.

"I congratulate the National Guard soldiers on their professional holiday!" he added.

In turn, Groysman stressed the National Guard is one of the most important law enforcement agencies of the state, with its servicemen ensuring law and order, protecting citizens and society from illegal encroachments.

Read alsoPoroshenko on SBU Day: Exposure of Savchenko, Saakashvili worthy of textbooks for security agencies"The National Guard of Ukraine also ensures a worthy rebuff to Russian-terrorist aggression in the east of our country. And on this day, we remember with sorrow all those who sacrificed their lives for the independence and freedom of Ukraine. We also are proud of those who are now on the front line. Ukrainians are grateful to you for your courage, patriotism, and military victory," Groysman said.

He expressed gratitude to all servicemen and civilian staff of the National Guard on behalf of the government and wished them good health, professional growth, prosperity and peace in Ukraine.