Censor.NET informs citing the press service of the head of state.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has congratulated soldiers, tankmen, armed forces veterans, and workers of the tank building industry on the Tankman Day.
Poroshenko said that Ukraine is considered to be one of the leading tank countries in the world. It has a long history of formation and development of tank forces, which possess considerable fire and striking power, high maneuverability, and reliable armor protection. They are an important component of the combat potential of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
"Continuing the glorious traditions of the older generations, soldiers and tank crews are honorably performing their constitutional duty to show loyalty to the military oath, professionalism, and combat skills," Poroshenko said.
Poroshenko noted that the Tankman Day which the tank crews celebrate holding positions in the eastern and southern regions of the country is a popular symbol of the deep respect for their courage and heroism.
He believes that the tankmen will reliably guard the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine in the future. Poroshenko wished the soldiers and their families good health, happiness, prosperity, and peace.
The president signed a decree on conferring state awards to Ukrainian tank servicemen who displayed personal courage and high professionalism in protecting state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.