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Address by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, September 14, 2023

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Address by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, September 14, 2023

“We need a powerful system of the warriors’ rights protection in the defense sector itself,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

I wish you health, fellow Ukrainians!

A few highlights from the day.

Our country celebrated the Day of Tank Forces today for the first time. Previously, there was a Soviet date for the professional day of tank forces. And now there is not just a motive to give a Ukrainian meaning to all such days, not just the desire of our people, but also the specific result of the Ukrainian warriors that should be honored at the level of the entire state.

I honored our tank crewmen with state awards. Soldiers, sergeants, officers. Our bravest warriors! With the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky, the Order “For Courage”, and the medal “For Military Service to Ukraine”. Two warriors – Sergeant Vladyslav Simak and Senior Sergeant Oleh Palamarchuk – received the Crosses of Combat Merit for their bravery and efficiency. I thank you guys! I thank all Ukrainian tank crewmen! It is very important that our tank forces are constantly progressing – training and using more advanced and modern tanks in combat. There will also be Abrams tanks under Ukrainian flags – we are constantly reinforcing our warriors.

I held a meeting with the Minister of Defense of Ukraine and discussed some key issues. The decisions that our society in general and Ukrainian warriors in particular expect from the Ministry of Defense. The Minister will present them upon finalization of all the details. Today, I would like to emphasize the joint work of Rustem Umerov and the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets on such a new institution as a military ombudsman. This is truly necessary. We need a powerful system of the warriors’ rights protection in the defense sector itself.

Full text of the address: Office of the President of Ukraine