On Friday, June 14, the National Defense University of Ukraine named after Ivan Chernyakhovsky held a solemn release of military specialists in operational-strategic and operational-tactical levels of training.

Of the 650 graduated officers who have received a higher level of military training, 40 representatives will continue their service in parts and units of the Naval Forces Department of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Admiral Ihor Voronchenko, the Commander of the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, personally congratulated the graduates with this significant event and a significant step in their lives, thanked for their diligence in teaching, and wished not to dwell on the achievements and to further enhance military professionalism. The head of the Armed Forces of Ukraine expressed confidence that their knowledge will help build high-quality new Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Navy in particular, capable of responding adequately to modern challenges and threats.

It should be noted that 12 graduates received diplomas with honors and gold medals, among them – the military serviceman of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, captain 2 rank Elena Kiriakidi, who, upon graduation, received a diploma with honors.