UWC Greetings on the 20th Anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence Day
August 24, 2011
UKRAINIAN WORLD CONGRESS GREETINGS
ON THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF UKRAINE’S INDEPENDENCE
Twenty years ago, on August 24, 1991, Ukrainians worldwide welcomed with great enthusiasm the solemn declaration of Ukraine’s independence and the establishment of a free Ukrainian state, thus realizing the age-old aspiration of Ukrainians for statehood while simultaneously resulting in the fall of the totalitarian Soviet empire.
God’s invaluable gift of independence became a triumph over the many years of oppression, the relentless destruction of all manifestations of the Ukrainian national spirit, genocide and famine, with which our enemies attempted to subdue Ukraine and forever keep the country enslaved.
The Ukrainian World Congress greets the entire Ukrainian nation on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence and believes, that with God’s providence, the country will overcome the current crises to become a fully democratic, Ukrainian and European state.
“The Ukrainian World Congress calls upon the entire Ukrainian nation to maintain faith in its strength and to generously and devotedly work for the good of Ukraine, uniting around the idea of Ukrainian statehood,” – said Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij.