The Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak convinced that soon the State flag of Ukraine will be raised in all localities in the Donbass.

“I am convinced that is near the moment when the State flag of Ukraine will be raised in all the towns and villages of the Ukrainian Donbass as a symbol of the unity of Ukraine and inviolability of its borders”, – is spoken in the congratulation of the head of the defence Department in connection with the Day of State flag of Ukraine, posted on his page on the social network Facebook on Wednesday.

The conviction Stepan Poltorak, today, while checking the Ukrainian state in historical maturity, the raising of the flag has a special meaning for the participants of the antiterrorist operation, “every day in combat, under fire of Pro-Russian mercenaries and Russian regular troops, protect our country from terrorist threats.”

S . Poltorak reminded that state and departmental awards were awarded more than 56 thousand of the defenders of Ukraine. “For exceptional courage and heroism, fortitude in the struggle for an independent Ukrainian state 32 officers of the Armed forces of Ukraine awarded the title “Hero of Ukraine”. Sixteen of them died heroically, defending Ukraine,” he said.

Secretary of the national security Council and defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov also believes in the imminent return of the national flag on the whole territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

“Washed with blood, pierced by bullets national flags as the highest Shrine cherish our soldiers. State flags our soldiers win, step by step, freeing the Ukraine from the aggressor. Time will pass, and the blue-yellow flag represents peace and blessed land – will be raised over the whole territory of Ukraine: from Lviv to Lugansk from Donetsk to Sevastopol,” – said in the congratulation published on the website of the national security Council on Wednesday.