Missile Troops and Artillery Day in Ukraine Date in the current year: November 3, 2016

Missile Troops and Artillery Day in Ukraine The Ukrainian Armed Forces observe one of its professional days Missile Troops and Artillery Day every year on November 3. This day was established by the Presidential Decree of Leonid Kuchma in 1997 and since then it's annually observed by the personnel of these troops.

The Missile Troops and Artillery were created in the Soviet Union back in 1964, this professional day was celebrated on November 19, that was the anniversary of the Red Army counteroffensive operation during the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942. After the collapse of the Soviet Union some post-Soviet countries continued to celebrate this day on November 19. Ukraine canceled official celebration of this day.

This professional day was reestablished again by President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma in 1997, but its date of celebration was changed to November 3. Active personnel and veterans annually accept congratulations from officials on this day. However, many Ukrainians celebrate this day also on November 19, as it had been during the Soviet era.

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