“Those who are fighting for independence know how it tastes”
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valerii Zaluzhnyi, congratulated Ukrainians on Independence Day.
“Those who fight for independence know its taste. It is the taste of the earth that eats into the skin. The taste of blood and death permeates the air. The salty taste of tears,” Zaluzhnyi said.
“Independence has a voice. This is the voice of the ancestors. They died in battles, in Gulags, bloated from hunger and paved the roads of empires with their bones. It is the cry of mothers who are burying their children,” he added.
According to the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian army, independence is possible only when there are people ready to fight for it. “Thank you, defenders of Ukraine! It is an honor to serve with you,” he concluded.