On behalf of the Government, I congratulate You on the International Day for Monuments and Sites!
Our country is incredibly rich in cultural and historical monuments and artifacts, which are of exceptional value for both the Ukrainians and the whole world.
It is perhaps for the first time in the modern history of our state that the Government has embarked on an effective cultural policy and finances culture having rejected the residual principle. One of the most important elements of such a policy is the preservation, support and popularization of national cultural and historical monuments. We are aware that the use of modern models of cultural management will promote the popularization of Ukrainian culture and the involvement of the general public in cultural events, will enable the formation of a competitive sector of cultural tourism.
I express my gratitude to all Ukrainians who ensure protection and popularization of the cultural and historical heritage of the state! I wish You good health, further professional achievements and realization of the most challenging projects!
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr GROSMAN