PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS ON OCCASION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY
Dear compatriots! Congratulations on the Day Independence of Ukraine!
of 22 years ago, Ukraine gained its political sovereignty. Today, our country makes everything to achieve economic stability and welfare. The path of our country demonstrates that we are able to develop our own state responsibly and independently.
holiday - 1025th anniversary of Christianization of Kievan Rus’. Christianization became a historical milestone that brought Kievan Rus’ to the new civilizational level and led it to the family of Christian European nations. to unite for the sake of our common goal – establishment of economically powerful, democratic and independent Ukraine that would be the reason for pride for our parents and future generations. a prosperous and socially fair state I believe in Ukrainian people, its millennial wisdom, power and perseverance.
Congratulations on the Independence Day! and sustainable development of our country. And no matter who would want to stop us on this path, he will not succeed. Indeed, the world of the 21st century has become even more complex and diverse. Today we are witnessing new crises and turmoil that seemed impossible in late 20th century. The end of “hot” and “cold” wars of the last century, the destruction of totalitarian systems, the Romanticism of national revival and dynamic development of the world economy - all of this indicated the possibility of a new era beginning - the era of humanism and global sustainable development. But the history exposed immaturity of the mankind, arrogance of politicians and intellectuals. At the same time, these new crises are a challenge for all, without exception, nations and states, a test for independence, wisdom, and will to achieve new transformations and developments. I am deeply convinced that in today’s world independence, the ability to solve problems and achieve goals is a sign of mature, internally consolidated and spiritually rich society. These are the qualities inherent in the Ukrainian people and the current state of Ukraine. We learn to properly handle our freedom. We are not shutting ourselves out of the world, do not paint it in black and white colors, we are consistent in our policy of harmonious peace and dialogue. And we will never support the policy of new walls and confrontation.
We strongly defend our own interests. Independence has become for us a real teacher in making strategic decisions and determining the paths of our development based primarily on our own resources.
We have grown to be responsible allies and partners. We strive to build equal relations and are willing to seek compromises that strengthen stability and bring prosperity to us and to all our neighbors. Our strength is based on our internal unity in an effort to achieve meaningful change. Therefore, the policy of modernization in all spheres of life is an expression of the best interests of the Ukrainian people. In the early years of independence we laid the foundations of statehood and free enterprise. But the imperfect, post-Soviet nature of public institutions hinders our development.