"I am proud of Ukrainian Armed Forces which members showed courage, expertise and skill at a time difficult for the country and themselves, gathered in a strong fist in order to give a fitting rebuff to the aggressor who crossed our borders and backstabbed us.
“We have much to be proud of today! We have built an army capable of defending our country!" Poltorak said.
The minister also thanked all the servicemen for their dedication and expertise, for their hard work and sacrifice.
"Happy Armed Forces of Ukraine Day!" Poltorak said.