To build a successful state in Ukraine needs to reform and to liberate their land from invaders, said the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

The guarantor of the independence of Ukraine is the Ukrainian army, Poroshenko awarded servicemen on occasion of Day of defender writes About this mediaUA with reference to Interfax-Ukraine.

"I have no doubt that we will make Ukraine better. Successful Ukraine successful people. And for this we need to free Ukrainian land from invaders. For this we need to implement reforms to ensure the unity of the nation, the return of Ukraine into the unified European family of Nations... the guarantor of the independence of Ukraine is the Ukrainian army, the Ukrainian Armed forces," - said P. Poroshenko during the ceremony, members of the Ukrainian Armed forces on Friday in Kiev.
According to him, over 300 thousand Ukrainian soldiers defending the sovereignty of Ukraine in the East of the country.

"More than 300 thousand Ukrainian soldiers have been war and deservedly, as direct participants of operations, participants of defense of Ukraine from the aggressor - Russia has received the status of combatants. More than 16 thousand 700 soldiers honored with state awards, unfortunately 2 thousand 700 of them - posthumously. The title of "Hero of Ukraine" has 45 Ukrainian knights, of which 27 were posthumously", - said the head of state.