Minister of Defence of Ukraine awards reconnaissance men in ATO area with the ministry’s insignias

September 8, 2017
In the course of a working trip Minister of Defence of Ukraine General of the Army of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak visited the ATO area

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Military Intelligence, General of Army of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak awarded reconnaissance men with decorations. The Defence Minister also awarded tank-men on the eve of their professional holiday. Approximately 100 servicemen were presented with gratuity and awards of the defence ministry. Addressing the servicemen, Stepan Poltorak thanked them for their service and wished them to come back home alive as quickly as possible and in good health, where relatives await them.

– Representatives of reconnaissance and tank units are present here. At times like these, from the onset of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, you did not have a shadow of a doubt about what is important to you: to be at home, to be at work or to protect the Ukrainian land. You took up arms, fell into line and made your choice - to defend your Homeland. You provide other units with data about the enemy, which guarantees the success of an operation. Over the course of these years our intelligence has become the best and has learnt to operate. Reconnaissance men received technical supplies and, to date, we receive vital information. However, the most important thing is that the intelligence community consists of people who made a conscious decision to be in the hardest of places. The key factor of the intelligence community and the Armed Forces of Ukraine alike – are their people, – the Defence Minister underscored.