National Guard

Day is celebrated in Ukraine on March 26 .

On the occasion of this day, Ukrainian defenders were congratulated by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi and the command.  

In his address,

Volodymyr Zelenskyi noted the courage and steel character of the defenders.

"The National Guard of Ukraine has become one of the key elements of the general defense system of our state, which prevents the enemy from conquering Ukraine. From the first minutes of February 24 and throughout the years of the war in Donbas, the National Guardsmen have shown true Ukrainian strength and are doing everything to ensure that our state survives. Thank you for service and steely character!", the president's greeting reads.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valery Zaluzhnyi

, emphasized that the National Guardsmen showed their resilience and fortitude to the enemy from the first days of the full-scale invasion of Russia.

"Dear soldiers-guards - descendants of Ukrainian Cossacks! From the bottom of my heart, I congratulate you on your professional holiday - the Day of the National Guard of Ukraine! You serve the Ukrainian people with dignity and flawlessly fulfill the tasks assigned to you. You successfully passed the test of courage and loyalty to the oath in the first days of a large-scale invasion, showing the enemy their steadfastness and fortitude. I express my thanks to all those who defend their native land and protect the legitimate interests of the people and the state. Your vigilance is the key to the peace of our citizens, their shield and hope for a peaceful future. I wish you good health , happiness and goodness! May your goals and dreams be bright and easily achievable. Glory to Ukraine," Zaluzhny's post reads.

On this day,

Minister of Defense Oleksiy Reznikov honored the soldiers of the National Guard of Ukraine with awards and thanked them for their service.

"Honor. Courage. Law. Ukrainian National Guardsmen and military personnel of NSU prove every day by their courage, relentless struggle and, unfortunately, at the cost of their own lives, that they fully live up to their slogan. Units of NSU operate along the entire front line together with all defense forces. Defenders , your daily exploits inspire all of Ukraine! And me personally! I have the honor today, on the Day of the National Guard of Ukraine, to reward the real Heroes of Ukraine! Glory to Ukraine!" - wrote Reznikov.

The National Guard of Ukraine, as an independent force structure, existed from 1991 to 2000


Then it was disbanded and revived again in 2014 after the illegal occupation of Crimea and the aggravation of the situation in eastern Ukraine.

The main task of the National Guard of Ukraine is to guarantee public safety and order, to protect the rights, lives, legitimate interests and freedoms of Ukrainians, the state and society.

In 2015, the National Guard of Ukraine received its national holiday, which was designated by the Decree of the President of Ukraine for March 26.

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