The whole world is flying on «the wings of Ukrainian,» said Poroshenko

© AFP 2017 / Genya SavilovПрезидент of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Archival photoThe whole world is flying on «the wings of Ukrainian,» said Poroshenko© 2017 AFP / Genya Savilov

Petro Poroshenko has congratulated Ukrainian pilots with their professional holiday and said that «the Ukrainian wings» flying around the whole world.

«Thanks to you, Ukraine has a proud title of aviation of the state» — he wrote on his page on Facebook on Saturday.

Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman congratulated citizens on the Day of aviation. «The invention of Ukrainians — from the first models of Igor Sikorsky to modern aircraft giant «Ruslan» and «Maria» are separate iconic world heritage aviation», — he said.

Poroshenko has more than once allowed himself to make sweeping statements. In February, he claimed that the Ukrainian army can repulse the armed forces of any country in the world, although the APU soldiers often complain about the lack of funds and the unacceptable conditions of service.

In March, he compared the country with the plane. «Ukraine as a plane whose two wings. The first is democracy, the second is the order. And fly only if you have both wings,» wrote Poroshenko.

He has caused confusion among users of social networks, which did not miss the opportunity to make fun of a President: someone suggested that Ukraine «in the uncontrollable spin» or makes a loop, and another blogger said that the comparison with the rocket would be better, as «Ukraine is flying without a single wing in an unknown direction.»

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