I congratulate all Orthodox Christians on the bright holiday of the Nativity of Christ!
This year's Christmas is special not only for every Orthodox Christian but for the whole nation. Along with the birth of Jesus Christ, an independent Ukrainian church has been revived! The dream of hundreds of generations of Ukrainians has come true - the local autocephalous Ukrainian church has entered the list of independent Orthodox churches in the world.
I sincerely congratulate all Ukrainians on this special Christmas! I wish all of us heavenly thoughts and inward peace and good health! Let goodness, justice, peace, and concinnity always prevail in our country, our lives and our hearts!
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman