Poroshenko expressed his confidence that Ukraine would be able to build a "strong and patriotic army," Joinfo.ua reports.
"We believe in our Armed Forces of Ukraine, our Ukrainian heroes, who chinned the Russian invaders and did not allow them to do what they wanted to," said the head of state.
In turn, Svyatoslav Tsegolko, a spokesman for President Poroshenko said that during the meeting Poroshenko gave military awards. "Awarding, Hero of Ukraine are being given the awards. 4 recipients: 2 colonels, a major and a senior lieutenant," Tsegolko reported.