As reported by a parliamentary correspondent for Censor.NET, the law was backed by 271 MPs.
The law introduces amendments to the Charter of the Armed Forces of Ukraine according to which commander or senior officer greets a soldier and bids one farewell by saying Slava Ukraini (Glory to Ukraine) while the response should be Heroiam slava (Glory to the heroes). In addition, the Charter of the Armed Forces of Ukraine now obliges the servicemen to use the word ‘pan’ (sir – ed.) instead of Soviet-style ‘tovarysh’ (comrade – ed.) while addressing each other.
‘Glory to Ukraine’ greeting will also be used by the police officers.
On Sept. 6, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted in the first reading the bill "On amendments to the Charters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine" (No. 9036) providing for replacement of the current military greeting.