Media: in Ukraine, the mass was noted the “wrong” Day of airborne forces

MOSCOW, Aug 3 — RIA Novosti. In Russia on 2 August celebrated the Day of airborne troops, to the festivities EN masse and joined in the Ukraine. How notes portal “” the Ukrainians had obviously forgotten that the Day of the airborne troops now in Ukraine is celebrated on November 21.

The publication notes, in particular, that in social networks has published a number of posts, many of them in the Ukrainian language and with symbols of Ukraine, but they are all timed to the Russian holiday.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in may signed a law renaming the airborne troops in the airborne assault troops. He also said that now the Ukrainian paratroopers berets instead of the blue will be maroon — a NATO standard.

At the end of November 2017, Poroshenko submitted to the Parliament as an urgent bill to rename airborne. The deputies adopted the law on 5 April 2018.

As mentioned in the explanatory note to the document, the drafting of a bill associated with the deterioration of relations between Ukraine and Russia, which in Kiev is accused of aggression, which “resulted in negative attitude of the personnel and veterans of the Marines by the name of VDV (airborne troops) in conjunction with the VDV (airborne forces) of the aggressor”.

In January 2015 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a statement in which Russia is called “an aggressor”, as Kiev believes that Russia intervenes in the Affairs of Ukraine is a party to the conflict in the Donbass. Evidence of this was provided. The Russian foreign Ministry called the allegations “unsubstantiated public insinuations”. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and is not privy to the events in the South-East, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.