Poroshenko has decided to legalize the greeting “Glory to Ukraine” in the army
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko submitted to the Verkhovna Rada a bill, which sets nationalist greeting “Glory to Ukraine!” and “glory to the Heroes!” as a major in the army. The document specified as urgent, RIA Novosti reported citing the country’s Parliament.
The project envisages the amendments to the charters of internal, garrison and guard services, and drill regulations.
Now the armed forces of Ukraine are greeting “Hello, comrades!” and “I wish you Health!”.
The phrase “Glory to Ukraine!” with the answer “glory to Heroes!”, combined with the pulling up of the right hand was adopted as the institutional password, the welcome to the members of the Organization of Ukrainian nationalists and the Ukrainian insurgent army (both organizations are banned in Russia) in the period of the Second world war.
In the early 1990s, the greeting began to use nationalist politics rallies and meetings. In modern Ukraine the slogan became popular during the Euromaidan protests of 2014, which ended with the change of government.