Academy of The National Guard received national status and new battle flag (PHOTO)
05.06.2014 | 17:20
President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov, Minister of Internal Affairs of
Ukraine Arsen Avakov, Commander of the National Guard of Ukraine Stepan
Poltorak, Head of the Chief Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of
Ukraine in Kharkiv region and Militia Colonel Anatolii Dmytriyev, and rectors
of higher educational institutions of the MIA have come to the Internal Affairs
for ceremonial presentation of the battle flag.
In his opening remarks, Oleksandr Turchynov said that
the military has always been the mainstay of our country, their dedication,
ability and willingness to perform the most complex task have been and will be
a good example for all citizens of Ukraine. A battle flag is a symbol of valour
and glory. After these words, Oleksandr Turchynov gave it to the rector of the
Chief of the National Guard of Ukraine and Lieutenant
General Stepan Poltorak turned to the academic teaching staff, trainees and
students. He congratulated everyone with the outstanding event for the
educational institution, which now acquired a new status - National. This is a
great achievement for the service personnel who continue to faithfully serve
the Ukrainian people and courageously defend their homeland.
The participants held a minute of silence in memory of
the killed in the performance of their tasks. The festivities ended with
performance of "5 stykhiy" (5 elements), whose members performed
musical composition "Vitchyzna" (Motherland).
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