Poroshenko was named B. Khmelnitsky one of the parts of the APU

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko noted the high contribution of the defenders of Ukrainian independence, the struggle for which began 100 years ago in opposition to Russian aggression, reports the press service of the head of state.

“That’s why I made a decision about the naming of Bogdan Khmelnitsky one of the military units of the Armed forces of Ukraine – in honor of the great Ukrainian commander and first national military units of the Ukrainian revolution of 1917-1921 years”, – stated in the message.

The President also expressed his belief that the generations of the Ukrainian defenders must find its expression in the modern Armed forces of Ukraine.

“In the name and on the banners of the Ukrainian military units must be the names of the brave soldiers and commanders, who received the glory of our arms from the princely times and still” – he stressed.