"On the Day of Highly Mobile Airborne Troops of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the people of Ukraine bow and extend sincere greetings to all paratroopers," famous photographer and volunteer Roman Nikolaiev wrote in a comment to a special holiday video on his youtube page.
The holiday was established in 1999 by a presidential decree. At that time, it was called Airmobile Forces Day. In 2012, it was decided to form highly mobile airborne troops on the basis of airborne and airmobile units.
Ukraine's highly mobile airborne troops are intended for airborne attacks, combat missions in the enemy's rear, participation in special, anti-terrorist and peacekeeping operations, and implementation of tasks that can not be effectively addressed by other forces and means.