Tuesday, July 26 2016 16:45 EEST
Poroshenko signed the Decree establishing the Day of AFU Special Operations Forces
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President established Day of AFU Special Operations Forces.

The Head of State decided to establish the given holiday taking into account the important role of the Special Operations Forces in ensuring the defense capacity of the state and heroism demonstrated during the ATO in eastern Ukraine. The holiday will be celebrated on July 29.

'Today is an important and solemn day for the Ukrainian Special Operations Forces. This is the result of a joint and coordinated work of many people. Today, we sign the law completing the establishment of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,' Petro Poroshenko said.

According to the President, the establishment of the given holiday will promote further development of national military traditions, military-patriotic education of youth and its readiness to defend the Homeland.

'Now, the Ukrainian Special Operations Forces have not only their law, but also their Day,' Petro Poroshenko said.

The President congratulated representatives of the Special Operations Forces on the establishment of a new separate kind of troops of the Armed Forces and stated that those units enjoyed great trust and respect among Ukrainians.

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