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“I am honored to be the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of such Armed Forces,” said the President.

“We have demonstrated to the entire world that the Ukrainian troops are capable of defending the state. We are building the national security and defense system right and the leading role in it is given to heroes, patriots and professionals,” the President said.

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