On behalf of the Government and me personally, I congratulate you on your professional holiday – the Lawyer’s Day!
The overriding task from the first days of gaining independence is the formation of a rule-of-law and democratic state. To implement this social request, there is a need for unprecedented determination and solidarity of social institutions and civil society, because the system of justice which had been formed for decades, and turned to be under a cloak of corruption, the consequences of which we still feel and spare no effort to overcome it.
System changes being introduced by the Government are impossible without the reform of the judiciary system, without a qualitative restart of the work of law enforcement agencies. Gradually, step by step, we move towards the goal and have already achieved a tangible success. We will continue to do our utmost to step up these processes and to make a quantum leap in the development of social relations.
It was possible to achieve these transformations, first of all due to you - Ukrainian lawyers, your professionalism and firm will. The lawyers are guarding the rule of law, order and the first bringing to notice the need for changes in one area or another of social relations.
I express my gratitude to all lawyers for the excellent job, without which it would be impossible to take a turn for the better. Our common task is to prepare a solid basis for building the law-bound state. After all, without these fateful changes Ukraine will not be able to succeed in internal transformations and in Euro-Atlantic integration. By overcoming corruption today, we are protecting the future of our country and our children.
I wish You professional growth, sound health, well-being and peace!
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman