About Day of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
The first Sunday of August became the official holiday of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in 2007. The celebration was established by the president on the day of the cancellation of Air Defense Forces Day.
The Ukrainian Air Force (Ukrainian: Пові́тряні си́ли Збро́йних сил Украї́ни) is the air force of Ukraine and one of the five branches of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Its headquarters are in the city of Vinnytsia. When the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, many aircraft were left in Ukrainian territory. Ever since, the Ukrainian Air Force has been downsizing and upgrading its forces.
The main inventory of the air force still consists of Soviet-made aircraft.
The Ukrainian Air Force participated in the war in Donbas. Following the 5 September 2014 ceasefire, the air force was suspended from carrying out missions in the contested areas of Donbas. Since February 2022, the Air Force has been engaged in constant combat operations in the face of the 2022 Russian Invasion of Ukraine.