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Ukraine. Born to be free: Video to the 25 anniversary of Independence of Ukraine
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2016 is the 25th anniversary of Independence, but the real history of independent Ukraine is much longer and richer. Over the centuries the most important value and the driving force to the Ukrainians Independence was freedom.

Independence Day of Ukraine is the main state holiday in modern Ukraine celebrated on 24 August in commemoration of the Declaration of Independence of 1991.

The holiday was first celebrated on 16 July 1991, as the first anniversary of the Declaration of State Sovereignty of Ukraine passed by the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's parliament) in 1990.

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