The whole history of statehood of Ukraine is closely connected with the formation and development of the army. Ukrainian soldiers have always been reliable defenders, devotee patriots, for whom honor, freedom and independence are not an empty phrase. It was genetically transmitted through the centuries, became the slogan of the Zaporozhzhia Cossacks, Haydamaks, Sich Riflemen, UPA soldiers. Today, this slogan supports and inspires our defenders in the East to fight against the Russian aggressor. News agency of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine "Army Inform" suggests looking into the past and see what Ukrainian soldiers looked like in different historical times.