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Ukraine to celebrate new holiday: the Day of the National Guard

President Petro Poroshenko declared March 26 as the Day of the National Guard of Ukraine.

Ukraine to celebrate new holiday: the Day of the National Guard

The press service of the head of state noted that this decision was made by the President, given the importance and role of the National Guard of Ukraine in the implementation of tasks in ensuring state security and defense, protection and preservation of life, rights, freedoms, and legitimate interests of citizens, society, and state from criminal and other illegal encroachments, as well as in protection of public order, Joinfo.ua reports.

This Decree declares the Presidential Decree of March 26, 1996 "On the Day of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine" invalid on March 18.

It should be recalled that on March 2014, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the Law on the establishment of the National Guard of Ukraine as a military formation with law enforcement functions, which is included in the system of the Ministry of the Interior.