Congratulations on Defenders and Defendresses of Ukraine Day!

Dear veterans and current defenders of the Motherland! Dear staff and students of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute!

On October 14, we celebrate the Day of Defenders and Defendresses of Ukraine. It is a holiday in memory of our victorious ancestors. At the cost of their lives, they fought for the right to independence and freedom. It is a holiday commemorating  Cossack valor and a holiday of gratitude to the veterans of the Second World War who defended their land. On this day, we honor today's heroes who bravely guard the borders of Ukraine. 

We bow our heads before the heroes who gave their lives in the east of the country in the name of sovereignty and unity of our state. 

Eternal memory to the soldiers who died in the battles for a free and independent Ukraine! 

Eternal glory to the heroes and members of the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute community. Their sacrifice allowed us to teach and learn, work and create: Serhii Bondarev, Pavlo Mazurenko, Yurii Popravka, Maksym Shapoval, Ihor Pavlov, Oleksandr Petryshchuk, Volodymyr Kochetkov-Sukach, Ihor Shevchenko, Vladyslav Diusov, Andrii Yeremenko, Yurii Artiukh, Vadym Zherebylo, Oleksandr Kondratiuk, Mykhailo Fedorenko. 

Eternal glory to the Heroes! 

Our sincere thanks to their families. 

Since March 2014, 36 University employees have been mobilized to defend the Motherland in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and more than 300 Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute graduates have volunteered for the front. Currently, the University has 25 employees and 21 servicemen - members of the ATO and JFO.

Defenders and Defendresses of Ukraine Day is a national holiday of unconquered, conscious citizens who provide economic, humanitarian, educational, and informational protection of the state through their professional, teaching, scientific, public activities, conscientious work, and training, volunteer work. 

 The staff and students of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute provide comprehensive assistance to the Joint Forces Operation of Ukraine. Teachers, scientists, staff, students participate in numerous programs to develop weapons and military equipment, means of protection of soldiers on the battlefield. 

Dear staff and students of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute! Let the faith in the happy future of the native land will give us all new strength and inspiration to realize future hopes and labor achievements. 

Peace, goodness, and prosperity to our country! 

With respect and gratitude,

Rector of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute 

   Michael Zgurovsky