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UWC marks Ukraine’s Constitution Day

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June 28,2024 304
UWC marks Ukraine’s Constitution Day

On June 28, the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) joins Ukrainians and friends of Ukraine worldwide in commemorating Ukraine’s Constitution Day. 

The adoption of the fundamental law of Ukraine on June 28, 1996, was a landmark event in Ukraine’s modern history. It became possible following a nearly 300-year-long struggle for Ukrainian statehood. We are proud of the contributions of diaspora Ukrainians, who joined the efforts to draft Ukraine’s Constitution.

As Ukrainians, we are also proud of our strong democratic traditions going back to the 17th century with over 300 years of Constitutional tradition. The Ukrainian Constitution of 1710 is among the first adopted in the world. 

The modern Ukrainian Constitution became the first globally-recognized fundamental law of Ukraine. It defines Ukraine as a sovereign, independent, democratic, social law-based state. Ukrainian main law established the state status of the Ukrainian language and the irreversibility of the European and Euro-Atlantic trajectory for Ukraine. Finally, the Constitution serves as a foundation for the nation’s democratic pro-Western course and values and enabled the establishment of Ukrainian civil society. 

Today, thousands of brave men and women of Ukraine are defending their country from Russia’s barbaric and genocidal military invasion because they chose democracy, Euro-Atlantic integration and rejected the Kremlin’s slavery and tyranny. They are struggling for the core democratic values enshrined in the Ukrainian Constitution. 

On this day, we once again appeal to all of Ukraine’s allies to consolidate their military support of Ukraine so that it can liberate all its lands from the deadly and brutal Russian occupation and put an end to this war.

Glory to Ukraine! Glory to Heroes!

Cover: Office of the President of Ukraine

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