"Those of you who watched the parade saw that there were changes in the military greeting. They were developed based on the governmental proposals, proposals of the Ministry of Defense. It is known that amendments to the statutes of the Armed Forces are laws. And the behavior of our soldiers at the parade, their enthusiasm when they finally started to say "Glory to Ukraine!" - they only added confidence that this should be done now and without any delay," the presidential press office quoted Poroshenko as saying, Censor.NET reports.
The head of state expressed hope that the majority of the Members of the Parliament would support these changes.
The president also stressed that during the military parade the whole country saw a report by the authorities on the creation of a new Ukrainian army. "We see how it is fundamentally different from what was before. And our army, which is the guarantor of Ukraine's independence, gives us an opportunity to count on the strength of the Armed Forces and other security agencies protecting sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of our state," he added.