Vladimir Zelensky in Mariupol
The head of state called on the defenders “to inherit and enhance the glorious traditions of the Zaporizhzhya Sich.”
During his visit to Donbass, President Volodymyr Zelensky took part in events timed to coincide with the Day of Defenders and Defenders of Ukraine in Mariupol. About this on Thursday, October 14, reported press service of the head of state.
Thus, the Ukrainian leader congratulated the Ukrainian servicemen on the holiday, presented state awards and conferred the highest military and special ranks.
Zelensky and others present also paid tribute to the memory of the Ukrainian military who died defending the country.
During his speech, the president said that “the goal of our new army of Ukraine is to inherit and enhance the glorious traditions of the Zaporizhzhya Sich,” and at the same time called on “to think wider than stereotypes and destroy cliches.”
The head of state explained that the defenders of Ukraine are not only servicemen of the Armed Forces, but also volunteers, volunteers, doctors, journalists, cultural figures, lawyers, and military families.
“These are all our defenders and defenders. How many are there? Millions,” he said and added that Ukraine will protect the people who protect it.
Recall earlier the president visited the front line in the area of operation of the Joint Forces, where he talked with the military, examined the conditions of service, and also presented valuable gifts to the soldiers.