Address of Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov on the occasion of the Day of Dignity and Freedom
day is a day of joy and sorrow. The Revolution of Dignity, which began with the
outbreak of youth on Independence Square on November 21, 2013, has forever
changed the Ukrainians. Once again we proved our ability to rally around the
great purpose of freedom and independence.
last five years have changed the modern history of not only Ukraine but the
entire world. It seems that there have never been so many turning points in
such a short period, and our State has become one of the epicenters of change.
We united efforts, survived in the fight against the cruel aggressor. The world
has solidarized with Ukraine, and this is the defeat of the Kremlin's erratic
revanchist plans, the beginning of the fall of the aggressor state!
is worth fighting for it! And we will always remember the Heroes of the
Heavenly Hundred, heroes-volunteers, who went straight to the front line from
the Maidan giving their lives for the sake of Ukraine, becoming a role model
for future generations!
Ukrainians, always win when we unite and lose when we let strife and internal
conflicts to divide us. We sometimes do not even realize what we can do by
uniting! The main thing now is to believe in ourselves, in our strengths, and
the willingness to go forward by the chosen way of freedom, democracy, the rule
of law, economic development and strengthening our country!
holiday! The Day of our Dignity and Freedom!
to Ukraine! Glory to the Heroes!