Wednesday, June 28 2017 20:47 EEST
Ukraine
President on the Constitution Day: Ukrainians have carried the understanding of the importance of equal rights, democratic system and responsible government through the ages
President, Constitution Day, Ukrainians, Carried

The adoption of the Constitution of Ukraine in 1996 remains a true holiday. At that time, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Basic Law of an independent state, which is still considered one of the most progressive. It was stated by President Petro Poroshenko in his speech on the Constitution Day.

According to Petro Poroshenko, 21 years ago, after many hours of struggle, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Constitution in the morning of June 28, which is still considered one of the most democratic in the world.

“Today, on the Constitution Day of Ukraine, standing near the monument to the great Ukrainian, Hetman Pylyp Orlyk, we recall that the Ukrainian constitutional vision emerged over 300 years ago. Ukrainians have carried the understanding of the importance of equal rights, democratic system and responsible government through the ages. We are creating such type of state today,” Petro Poroshenko stressed.

The President emphasized that Ukraine has finally returned to the European home through the completion of the ratification of the Association Agreement with the EU and introduction of the visa-free regime, which is the final farewell to the Russian empire. “We have united with a family we’ve been a part of for centuries,” he said.

The Head of State noted that Ukrainians defend their independence from the Russian aggressor today. “We defend not only our land and territorial integrity, but also democracy, freedom, will and our European choice,” the President emphasized adding that profound reforms were necessary for the victory in that struggle.

The President emphasized that he was proud for our country and believed in its historic future.

The President and his wife Maryna Poroshenko honored memory of the creator of the first Ukrainian Constitution, Hetman Pylyp Orlyk. The ceremony was also attended by Chairman of the Parliament Andriy Parubiy, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko and members of the Government.

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