President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, during a speech at the celebrations marking the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence, announced the creation of a new Ukrainian holiday: the Day of Ukrainian Statehood, which will be celebrated on July 28.
The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky introduced the Day of Ukrainian Statehood. He said this during a speech at a solemn parade of troops on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence.
We are a young family from the glorious dynasty of Kyivan Rus’ – Ukraine. From the ancestry of founders. Ancestry of baptists. From a brave ancestry. Wise ancestry. Cossack ancestry. We are not orphans or foundlings. We are descendants of a powerful country that was the center of Europe. But we should not only feel accordingly. We must behave accordingly.Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine
He noted that the Ukrainian people are the heirs of the statehood that existed more than a thousand years ago.
Zelensky after the speech signed the corresponding decree. He also stressed that “Ukraine will return its own – historical and cultural values that are located abroad.“
The text of the decree No. 423 was published on the website of the head of state. It states that the Day of Ukrainian Statehood will be celebrated annually on July 28. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and local state administrations are instructed to ensure the preparation and implementation of a set of festive events. In addition, the decree provides for the preparation of a draft strategy for the protection, preservation and popularization of the history of Ukrainian statehood.