The Armed Forces of Ukraine congratulated their colleagues, friends and allies from the U.S. Army on their 248th birthday, paying tribute to all military and civilian personnel who serve in the United States Army worldwide. Flag Day, the United States Army was founded on June 14, 1775.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine is hugely grateful to the United States for standing by Ukraine’s side over more than 31 years of Independence, supporting Ukrainian people and dissidents in the time of totalitarian oppressing of the communist Soviet regime, and the last more than nine most challenging years in Ukraine’s modern history after the Russian invasion in 2014, and especially – for the previous 476 days during the full scale of unprovoked, unjustified, unfair, cruel, military aggression and Russian war, for Your supporting of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The AFU are grateful for the total armament, logistical support and the multi-year teaching and methodological contribution of the U.S. Army trainers on combat training, training on medicine and mental health for military psychologists of the AFU, cadets, and chaplains advisory and logistical assistance, military legislative activities, presenting and granting I.T. equipment within the framework of the U.S. government’s program on implementing information technology solutions for the AFU and media kits for the public affairs structures of the AFU.
While expressing their gratitude and pleasure to the United States Army, The AFU added, “We appreciate all the U.S. support, educational, advisory, logistical, and training, exchange, technical, armed assistance in the path of Ukraine’s struggle to restore the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression.”
AFU are grateful to the US Ary standing firmly with Ukraine in support of our sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russian aggression within the framework of the US-led and established Ukraine Defense Contact Group, uniting more than 50 countries at the Ramstein American Air Base in Germany from April 26 2022, as it was in the agenda of the Multinational Joint Commission and Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine (JMTGU) to strengthen the capabilities of the AFU and its capacities to counter aggression by the Russian Federation.
U.S. security assistance package provides various means such as capacity building, increasing the capabilities, and achieving maximum interoperability with Allied forces not for the Armed Forces of Ukraine only, but broadly for the democratic Euro-Atlantic strategic development of people, society and Ukrainian State on its way to full integration in NATO and E.U. after the joint victory on Russia.
American support of Ukraine is an integral part of the assistance, which should contribute to establishing stability and security in Europe, locally and globally.
The funds provided for the last nine years are aimed at strengthening the combat capabilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to counter Russian aggression and save the lives and the health of Ukrainian soldiers who defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state.