Fellow Ukrainian citizens!
On behalf of the Government and me personally I congratulate You on the Day of Independence of Ukraine!
The Ukrainian nation gained its independence 26 years ago and obtained the opportunity for self-realization and distinctive development among the free people of the world. The secession from the totalitarian state took place in a peaceful, legal way - the society unanimously supported the unalterable aspiration of Ukrainians to live in their own state. Declaration on the State Sovereignty of Ukraine, the Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine and Ukrainian independence referendum on December 1, 1991, as well as the recognition by the international community of the young state put a decisive end to this matter.