Ukraine celebrating first Day of AFU Special Operations Forces: Poroshenko

11:56, 29 July 2016
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Ukraine is celebrating the Day of AFU Special Operations Forces for the first time on July 29, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in his greetings to mark the holiday, the text of which has been published on his official website.


"Today, the military of the AFU Special Operations Forces is for the first time celebrating its professional holiday, established as a tangible recognition of the merits of special assignment units in the fight for territorial integrity and independence of our country," the text stated.

"Your faces always remain behind the scenes of photographers and cameramen, but the entire Ukrainian people know that in time of military aggression against our country, you honestly and selflessly perform tasks, constantly risking your own lives," Poroshenko said.

The president expressed confidence that the high level of psychological, physical and combat training and a combination of experience and youthful enthusiasm will continue to assist the Special Forces soldiers in the protection of the Fatherland in all conditions.

Read alsoPoroshenko establishes Day of AFU Special Operations Forces"The names of each member of the AFU Special Operations Forces, who gave their lives for the independence of Ukraine, will remain in our memory forever," he remarked.

Poroshenko wished the Special Operations Forces and their families' good health, peace, prosperity and harmony.

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