Ukraine will celebrate the Day of naval Forces on the first Sunday of July. First, Ukraine and Russia celebrated the Day in the same time.
The naval Forces of Ukraine (Ukrainian Navy), officially Navy of military power of Ukraine - one of the types of military power of the state. Are intended for deterrence, containment and neutralization of armed conflict, and if necessary to the suppression of armed aggression from the sea both independently and in interaction with other types of military power.
Until then, Ukraine celebrated the Day of the Navy on the last Sunday in July, according to the presidential decree of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. Date of this holiday in Ukraine has changed many times since the coming to Power of some other President. So, Viktor Yushchenko as President, decided to celebrate this feast on the first Sunday of July, Yanukovych in 2011 on the last Sunday of July, aligned in time with the celebration of the day of Navy of the Russian Federation. In mid-June, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the order about transfer of the holiday. He explained his decision the importance of the Ukrainian Navy in the defence of the country now.
"taking into account the value of naval Forces of military power of Ukraine in the country's defense, I decree: to establish in Ukraine the Day of naval Forces of military power of Ukraine, which is to celebrate every year on the first Sunday of July," - said in the decree.
Kiev is moving further away from the capital of Russia in connection with the military conflict in the Donbass, in the resolution which accuses the Russian side. The cooling of relations 2 neighbors affects the celebration of different dates. For example, this year Ukraine for the first time two times specified anniversary of the end of the Second world war. The eighth of may Ukraine said the Day of remembrance and reconciliation. On this Day the nation honored the memory of all the victims of war, and on may 9, according to the tradition, said the Day of Victory. Kiev Authorities believe that in previous years Ukraine celebrated Victory Day in the Soviet model that " does not correspond to the historical memory of the Ukrainian people and European traditions ".
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. Kiev has repeatedly accused Moscow of meddling in the internal processes of Ukraine. Moscow for its part has stated many times that completely uninvolved in the events in the South-East of Ukraine, does not supply the militia military equipment and ammunition, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame Political and economic crisis.
The crisis of political Power erupted in Ukraine in November 2013, when the Cabinet announced a temporary halt of European integration of a state. Numerous protests, called " euromaidan ", were held throughout Ukraine. In January 2014, numerous actions resulted in clashes with Armed radicals with law enforcement, in February, clashes became more intense. At the end of February, Ukraine has been a change of Government, with signs of a coup. Parliament suspended from brand of the Board of the head of state Viktor Yanukovych, changed the Constitution and called elections for may 25. Moscow believes that the legality of decisions of the Verkhovna Rada doubt.