At the military airfield in Ozerne, the president has passed on certificates for vehicles, armament, small guns and two MiG-29 and two SU-27 warplanes, Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the head of state.
Addressing the servicemen, the head of state has congratulated them on New Year and Christmas and expressed hope that the year 2015 will become a year of victory and peace for Ukraine. "The new Ukrainian army will be the mainstay and the guarantor of peace for the state," the President said.
"I am honored to be the Commander-in-Chief of such a great army," the head of state noted.
The list of armament includes: fighting vehicles, transporters, military jeeps KrAZ Spartan, automatic mortars and assault small arms. The president inspected all modern weapons and military equipment.
The head of state has thanked Ukroboronprom, Zhytomyr armored tank plant, Kharkiv automobile repair plant, Shepetivka repair plant, Kremenchuk automobile plant, Fort research-industrial association of the Interior Ministry and everyone else involved in this extremely important issue.
Petro Poroshenko has stressed that defenders of the Homeland must be equipped with everything necessary. He also noted the great job of volunteers in the maintenance of the army and the reformation of the Defense Ministry. He believes that the involvement of civic activists to the activity of the Defense Ministry will facilitate prompt modernization of the given institution and the army in general.
Also, the president has presented the troops with state awards.