On February 11, 2016, the President of Ukraine signed a decree No. 44/2016 "On patronage assistance to military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard of Ukraine and the State Border Service of Ukraine".
In order to promote defense capability and mobilization readiness of the state, to solve social and domestic problems, to meet the cultural and spiritual needs of the military personnel, to raise the prestige of the military service, to establish effective civil and military cooperation, the mentioned document approves the list of military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard of Ukraine, the State Border Service of Ukraine, where the patronage will be executed.
Pursuant to the Decree of the President of Ukraine in Novograd-Volynskyi, Zhytomyr oblast, there was a coordination council on the issues of patronage over the 30th Mechanized Brigade and 54th separate reconnaissance battalion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the participation of local authorities established.
During the event, a wide range of issues on organizing and providing patronage assistance to military units were discussed and specified the main provisions of the respective plans arrangement.