Glory to the Defense and Security Forces of Ukraine! Offensive Guard, First Day Cover
Get this First Day Cover issued by Ukraine celebrating the forming of volunteer assault brigades with the “Glory to the Defense and Security Forces of Ukraine! Offensive Guard” block affixed. This cover was canceled in Chernihiv, Ukraine on May 9th 2023. Artwork on the cover depicts a group of Offensive Guard Brigade members dressed in Ukrainian military gear, standing tall over a battlefield laden with tanks.
In February 2023, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine formed volunteer assault brigades called the "Offensive Guard" within the National Guard, National Police, and State Border Service. The purpose of the Offensive Guard is to liberate the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. Although mostly consisting of active-duty policemen and military personnel, citizen volunteers are encouraged to join their ranks.
Continuing the series “Glory to the Armed Forces of Ukraine!”
issued by Ukraine in 2022. This postal set features postage stamps portraying members from the National Guard, State Border Guard Service, and National Police of Ukraine. These stamps are a tribute to the defenders of Ukraine and honor those who sacrificed their lives in defense of Ukrainian independence.