The adoption of the Declaration of State Sovereignty is one of the most significant events in the history of modern Ukraine. After the adoption of this very ambitious and courageous document, created and approved by brave people, the independence of Ukraine became only a matter of time.
The Declaration laid down the principles by which we built our country. These principles were then enshrined in the Constitution and laws of Ukraine. Today Ukraine is changing rapidly, but there are some truths that must remain immutable. Each citizen must abide by them and we must defend them with both diplomacy and arms in hand.
The strength of national spirit and unity at decisive historical moments helped us to overcome all the difficulties on the way of development and strengthening of statehood. Ukraine defended its sovereignty in 1990, and it will continue to do so 32 years later.
I congratulate everyone on this important holiday and wish victory, peace and prosperity in the independent sovereign Ukraine!
Honorary consul of the Republic of Moldova