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"Thanks to our fighters, national guardsmen for their loyalty to the oath, military and civil duty, and devotion to the Ukrainian people. I sincerely congratulate you on your holiday! "Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wrote on Facebook.

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov also congratulated the staff of the National Guard.

"With unbending courage and sacrifice, standing firm for Ukraine, you showed other patriots how one can and should love their Motherland," said Turchynov, according to the NSDC press service.

Read alsoATO HQ reports 81 enemy attacks in Donbas, 8 troops wounded and injured in past dayAccording to him, the National Guard is one of the best and most powerful military units, the “main factor in containing Putin's aggression against Ukraine.”

Turchynov is convinced that a strong Ukrainian army, a strong National Guard equipped with the most modern weapons, is the force that can truly stop the enemy, being the guarantee of peace and security throughout Europe.

As UNIAN reported, the Day of the National Guard of Ukraine was established by a presidential decree of March 18, 2015.