Commander of the Ukrainian Navy Admiral Igor Voronchenko has been awarded the National Order of the French Republic

30 Nov 2019 ID:5415 Переглядів:327

Today, November 30, Admiral Igor Voronchenko, Commander of the Navy of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Odessa, was awarded the National Order of Merit by the French Republic. The award was held aboard the French Navy’s Commandant Birot. In honor of the ceremony, the French Navy ambassador to Ukraine, His Excellency Yetien de Ponsen, presented the Order to the Commander of the National Fleet.

– The National Order of Merit, which I had the privilege of just handing personally to Mr. Admiral Igor Voronchenko, is the second most important in France. French President Emmanuel Macron personally awarded Mr Admiral with this Order and it shows the respect he has for the Ukrainian Navy. Our cooperation has been going on for a long time, and in particular the qualitative level of our cooperation is evidenced by the training of Ukrainian cadets aboard French ships and the stop of French ships in Odessa. In the future, we will develop our relations between the Navy of France and Ukraine, ”the French ambassador stressed.

– This award is not for me, as an individual, it is an assessment of the activity of all Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. There is fruitful cooperation between our fleets, – said the commander of the national fleet. – Every step of the ship is another step for the security that must be in this region. Joint participation in conducting international exercises is one of the steps to ensure that the Navy as quickly as possible becomes compatible with the Alliance standards for joint application and performance of tasks, – said Admiral Igor Voronchenko.

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