Dear Kyiv Polytechnics! On this day, we honor the people who are currently fulfilling the most important mission in our country: protecting our land, providing us with the opportunity to live, work, speak our native language, and raise our children. Without their infinitely hard work every minute, Ukrainians would not have their own country, and Kyiv Polytechnic would not be able to carry out its activities - it would not hold classes and sessions, festivals and hackathons, develop drones, prosthetics and mine clearance systems, or participate in international competitions and conferences.

These brave people are our brave and heroic Armed Forces of Ukraine. Over the past decade, the Ukrainian army has grown stronger, more professional and resilient to challenges. It is a truly people's army, where everyone knows what they are fighting for.
Today, in the ranks of infantry and artillery, aviation and support forces, engineers and scouts, there are also teachers, students and staff of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.

Every year, graduates of military and civilian units of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute join the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and apply the knowledge gained at the university, including from veteran teachers. We bow low to our defenders.

The best thing we can do for the Ukrainian army is to thank them for our lives in word and deed. To study hard, to become highly qualified specialists who will be able to be skillful, professional military. To create developments for our defense. Donate to the needs of our defenders. To be a reliable, effective rear.

Boundless honor and gratitude to those who defend the Motherland. Eternal and bright memory to those who gave their lives for it. Strength and inspiration to the unbreakable Ukrainian military.

Happy Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine!

Rector of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute
Michael Zgurovsky