A guarantee of Ukraine’s independence at the present time are the Armed forces and other security formations, said President Petro Poroshenko.

“We tend to learn history and to learn from the mistakes of our ancestors. The assertion of independence is the responsibility of our generation… the fate of the country depends on each of us, but the main guarantor of the Armed forces, National guard and other security forces that protect the country from Russian aggression,” he said Wednesday at the Sofia area, speaking on the occasion of Day of State flag of Ukraine.

The head of state stressed that representatives of the Ukrainian power structures in 2014 liberated from the occupation of a large part of the Donbass, hundreds of Ukrainian settlements.

“It is our duty as to past and to future generations to do everything possible so that blue and yellow flag again flew proudly over the whole territory of Ukraine, including Crimea, Sevastopol, the Donbas,” said Poroshenko .