SCANROC congratulates Ukraine Independence Day!
SCANROC congratulates you on the holiday – Independence Day of Ukraine! For thousands of years, one of the fundamental values of Ukrainians has been the pursuit of freedom.
Dear compatriots, and friends of our country! We sincerely congratulate Ukraine on its 28th anniversary of declaration of independence. We thank our warriors for protecting our country’s independence.
For thousands of years, one of the fundamental values of Ukrainians has been the desire for freedom. This is what prompted them to fight for independence.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, during the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917–1921, Ukrainians were able to restore statehood, and on August 24, 1991, the Act of Ukraine’s Declaration of Independence restored it.
The Ukrainian state inherited the traditions of state formation from Rus, the Galicia-Volyn principality, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Cossack state, and Ukrainian statehood at the beginning of the twentieth century. The proclamation of Independence on August 24, 1991 was the logical end of the process of Ukrainian state formation.
During the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917-1921, Ukrainians revived statehood – approved state borders, language, money, symbolism (coat of arms, anthem and flag), created a capable army, received recognition from the world community. Only external aggression and internal contradictions made it impossible to preserve this state.
On January 22, 1918, the Ukrainian state was revived, and on August 24, 1991, Ukraine’s independence was actually restored. Therefore, in commemorating the 28th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence of Ukraine, we must simultaneously speak of the 100th anniversary of the revival of Ukrainian statehood.
The impulse for freedom and independence that gave rise to the Ukrainian Revolution forced the Bolsheviks to make concessions and agree to create a quasi-state USSR that had limited international legal personality and its own borders. However, all this time the struggle for the true independence of Ukraine continued, both by the armed (1920s-1950s) and non-violent methods (1960s-1980s).
Ukraine has lost statehood several times in the twentieth century. As a result of the Russian occupation after the revolution of 1917–21, criminal totalitarian regimes – communist and Nazi – took millions of lives of Ukrainians during the Holodomor, Holocaust, political terror, deportations and wars.
External aggression has not stopped the struggle of Ukrainians for the right to have their own independent and united state. This struggle continues today when Ukrainians are forced to defend Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty against external aggression.
The declaration of independence of Ukraine in 1991 played a decisive role in the collapse of the USSR and the final elimination of the communist totalitarian empire.
Today, Ukraine’s independence is the main pledge of the free development of the states and peoples of Europe.
28 years of independence have demonstrated to the world that Ukraine has emerged as a sovereign state, capable of upholding democratic values and defending freedom.