On behalf of the Government and me personally, I congratulate You on the Day of Dignity and Freedom!
Two revolutions in Ukraine - the Orange Revolution and the Revolution of Dignity demonstrated inexpugnable desire of the Ukrainian people to live in a modern civilized European country. Twice in the modern history of the state, Ukrainians have taken to the streets in their cities in order to shed the burdens of the post-Soviet authoritarian past and odious political practices. Unfortunately, last time, in winter of 2013-2014, we had to pay a heavy price for our own future.
The Revolution of Dignity became a starting point for the state and our society, when the best Ukrainian heroes gave their lives for freedom and beliefs.
Our principal task is to deepen political and sectoral European integration and to ensure Ukraine's accession to the Euro-Atlantic area. We have achieved tangible results within the framework of the Association Agreement and the Free Trade Area with the European Union and will further strengthen our integration. We have put into practice striking changes in reforming the Armed Forces, and we are actively implementing NATO standards in the Ukrainian army. Practically in every sphere of social life we are gradually and confidently developing modern approaches and principles, and we are step by step shaping an open society in which a person will become the highest value. This is our obligation to the fallen Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred, our citizens and future generations.
I am convinced that confidence in our own abilities, in our country will undergo all the hardships facing us today and give an impetus to the introduction of momentous qualitative changes.
Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the Heroes!
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman