On August 24, Ukraine celebrates its 32nd Independence Day.
On August 24, 1991, the Supreme Council of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic adopted the Act of Independence of Ukraine. The council was headed by Leonid Kravchuk, who later became the first president of independent Ukraine.
Today’s President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, addressed the Ukrainian people. In his video address, he told citizens that the Independence Day of Ukraine is a holiday of free, strong, dignified, and equal people. Zelensky also thanked everyone who cares about Ukraine’s defense, including journalists, Ukrainian arms manufacturers, and of course soldiers and their families.
“When we are proud to have sunk the flagship cruiser of the enemy’s fleet ‘Moscow’ and are happy to hit the Crimean bridge, we thank those whose names we cannot say today, but in the future, books will be written and movies will be made about them,” he said.
He added that, together, Ukrainians were able to do that when one person says: “Glory to Ukraine!”, the whole world responds: “Glory to the heroes!”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia published a post on Twitter in connection with the Independence Day of Ukraine and wished the Ukrainian people “peace and prosperity”.
“We heartily congratulate Ukraine on its Independence Day! Georgia stands in solidarity with Ukraine and remains a loyal supporter of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Georgia wishes the Ukrainian people peace and prosperity. Congratulations on Ukraine’s Independence Day!”- the message read.
This is the second year that Ukraine is at war with Russia on its Independence Day. Russia started large-scale military operations against Ukraine on February 24, 2022.