This was announced by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in his Defendant Day speech on the Khortytsia island, the Zaporizhia region, Censor.NET reports citing the head's of state Twitter.
Poroshenko noted that the ceremony was taking place on the Khortytsia island on purpose.
"This is where the Zaporizhia Sich was born," he said.
"We have built up the Armed Forces of Ukraine to 250,000. Hundreds of people are volunteering. Our army has indeed become the people's one. 210,000 people came to the army over the six draft waves, one in six of them being volunteer," he noted.
"Ukraine was planned to be erased from the political map of the world. But they failed. All empires that attempted to devour Ukraine have collapsed. Ukraine was, is, and will be," the president said.
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