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 Border guards were first on Russian aggressors' way, not allowing to seize Ukraine, - Poroshenko

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has congratulated Ukrainian border guards with their professional holiday.

"Two years ago you were the first on the way of the treacherous Russian aggressor. In spite of the inequality of forces and unjustified cruelty of the enemy, you did not allow the invaders to seize our country. Every day, every hour, every moment you demonstrate courage, heroism, readiness for self-sacrifice, valor, and combat brotherhood. You are ready to sacrifice the most precious thing you have - your lives," Poroshenko said congratulating the border guards, Censor.NET reports.

Head of state also noted that he bows his head before the border guards who have given their lives in defense of Ukraine.

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