Day of the Landing and Assault Troops of Ukraine (21/11)

On November 21, the Ukrainian "winged infantry" celebrates its professional holiday - the Day of the Air Assault Troops of the Armed Forces (Ukrainian Day of the Air Assault Troops of the Armed Forces). It was established by Decree of the President of the country No. 380/2017 of November 21, 2017.

Until 2017, this holiday was celebrated on August 2 and was called the Day of Highly Mobile Airborne Troops of Ukraine (Day of Highly Mobile Airborne Troops), established by Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 457/2012 in 2012. Earlier, starting from 1999, it was celebrated as the Day of Airmobile Troops, according to the Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 937/99. The highly mobile airborne troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were created after the collapse of the USSR on the basis of units and formations of the airborne troops of the Soviet Armed Forces.

The state officially recognized and established the holiday of the paratroopers, which is celebrated by everyone who has served in the Airborne Forces since the world's first parachute landing near Voronezh on August 2, 1930. This date is considered the birthday of the Airborne Forces.

But in 2017, the defense department of Ukraine canceled the holiday on August 2, a date sacred for every paratrooper from the countries of the former USSR. Along with it, the “calling card” of the elite branch of the military, the blue berets, also became a thing of the past. And the Airborne Forces themselves changed their name to the Airborne Assault Forces (DShV).