“Those of you who watched the Parade saw that there were changes in the military greetings. They were developed on the basis of governmental proposals, proposals of the Ministry of Defence. It is known that amendments to the statutes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are laws. And the behavior of our soldiers on the Parade, their enthusiasm when they finally started to say “Glory to Ukraine” – they only added confidence that this should be done now and immediately,” Petro Poroshenko emphasized.
The Head of State hopes that the majority of Parliament will 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 today an opportunity to firmly count on the power of the Armed Forces and other security units on the protection of sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of our state,” Petro Poroshenko added.