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Young police officers graduated in Lviv

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Celebration of the Day of the National Police of Ukraine took place today in the center of Lviv city. During it graduates of Lviv State University of Internal Affairs received bachelor's degrees. Young officers will join the ranks of law enforcement in 16 regions, where they will work in the units of investigation, criminal police and preventive activities. A total of 169 boys and girls graduated from university this year. Three of them received diplomas with honors.

The celebration of the professional holiday of policemen in Lviv took place on the square in front of the monument to the Great Kobzar. Relatives, friends, as well as residents and guests of Lviv city came to congratulate the graduates.

The festivities began with a minute of silence in memory of the heroes-defenders of Ukraine. In addition, flowers were laid at the memorial to law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty and at the monument to Taras Shevchenko.

After that, awards from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the National Police, the Lviv Regional State Administration, the Lviv Regional Council and the Lviv City Hall were presented to LvSUIA police officers and graduates.

The sincerest congratulations to the graduates were addressed by the Chief of the Department of Operational and Technical Measures of the National Police of Ukraine, General of Police of the Third Rank Mykhailo Kuznetsov: “From today you start an independent life. From today on your shoulders - officer's shoulder straps, which are a symbol of victory of all generations of defenders of our land, their courage and heroism. I believe that you will carry with dignity the title of a graduate of the Lviv State University of Internal Affairs, faithfully love your homeland, defend the law and honestly serve the Ukrainian people”.

Police colonel Oleksandr Shlyakhovskyi, Chief of the Main Department of the National Police in Lviv Region, congratulated the police on their professional holiday: “We had to go through a difficult path: we were constantly improving, developing and making our country safer. So I want to congratulate every police officer, wish patience, peace, inspiration and health. Thank you for the work you do every day, not counting your personal time”.

Addressing the graduates, the head of the Lviv Regional State Administration Maksym Kozytskyi wished them to justify the community's trust and be committed to the Oath. “Let the slogan: 'Serve and protect!' will become a life credo for you!”.

Iryna Hrymak, the head of the Lviv Regional Council, also addressed the graduates with a welcoming speech. “I’m sure that the knowledge and wisdom you gained while studying at your alma mater, training you have undergone, will help you serve the Ukrainian people. I want your conscientious work to be focused on the security of our community, our state, on its strengthening”.

Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovy wished the young officers to be brave and never be afraid, because fear paralyzes. “If you defend the law and the state, you always have the support of God and the community”. After the congratulations addressed to the young officers, the graduates were awarded bachelor's degrees.

LvSUIA Rector Police colonel Roman Blahuta, addressed the audience with a welcoming speech. First of all, he read greetings to the graduates from the Board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. “Your dream to join the ranks of police officers has come true. Interesting and important path of independent living, filled with professional success and life victories begins from this day. We hope that the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired during your studies will give you a sense of confidence in serving society and the state,” the Board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs said.

“It is very important that on the Day of the National Police of Ukraine we hold celebrations and release you, young officer. Handing you shoulder straps, I’ve already said that no institution of higher education provides comprehensive knowledge and skills. Our main function is to give you an understanding and awareness of the need for professional growth. When you have a constant thirst for knowledge, you’ll feel the need to improve as a specialist, you will become professionals in their field,” said LvSUIA Rector Roman Blahuta.

Father Ivan Revutsky and Volodymyr Kepych performed God's Blessing and dedication of graduates to the service of the Law and the Ukrainian people.

The festivities ended with a farewell to the university flag and a spectacular waltz of young officers.

LvSUIA Press service

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