President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko visited one of the fortified strong points, 1 km from Horlivka, and congratulated the military with the 25th anniversary of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He also handed out state awards to the soldiers.

“I am very proud that over the 2.5 years we have created the AFU, which are the strongest in Europe. I am pleased that the people trust the army, as a church. Nice to see how much we have passed for these two years: from the situation when the volunteer army was kept only by force of volunteers, and to the army, which is now the pride of the Ukrainian state,” Ukrainian guarantor stressed in his congratulatory message.

Ukrainian Armed Forces Day was established by the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in 1993. This holiday is celebrated annually on December 6 - the day of the adoption of the Ukrainian law "On the Armed Forces of Ukraine" in 1991.

PHOTO: Official website of Ukrainian President