"I congratulate the tankmen on their professional holiday! Powerful and well-functioning armored divisions are the key to victory in contemporary land battles. Ukraine has one of the most powerful armored schools in the world, while domestic tanks are among the best ones," Censor.NET reports citing the official.
"My first military occupation is commander of a tank platoon, so I understand perfectly what it means to be a tankman, what a hard and dangerous occupation it is. Our brave tankmen risk their lives daily protecting Ukraine. The country is proud of the numerous exploits, courage, and resilience of Ukrainian tankmen! We remember those who did not return from the battlefield, sacrificing their lives for the motherland. Eternal memory and respect!," Turchynov said.
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"I wish all the crews of combat vehicles to have indestructible health and optimism and always defeat the enemy! Together, we have stopped the aggressor and will liberate the temporarily occupied territories together. Congratulations, my friends! May the Lord bless you, your family and our Ukraine," the NSDC secretary added.
The Tankman Day is celebrated annually on the second Sunday of September. The holiday was established by Presidential Decree # 922/97 dated Aug. 29, 1997.