The EU leaders continue to congratulate Ukraine on Independence Day

Лидеры стран Евросоюза продолжают поздравлять Украину с Днем Независимости

Ukraine and President Petro Poroshenko continues to receive congratulations on its 27th anniversary of independence. About it reports a press-service of the President.

So, congratulations came from the leaders of Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Croatia, Cyprus and Finland.

The President of Lithuania Dalia grybauskaitė in her greeting said that in recent years the Ukrainian people have demonstrated how values freedom and is willing to fight for it, and wished the country prosperity, peace and unity.

“With such a decisive, strong and free spirit of the citizens of your country is and will remain free. We in Lithuania remember a decent fight our friends for freedom and unity. I sincerely wish you to take care of it and keep the commitment to difficult but necessary reforms. Lithuanian people remain your faithful friend and assistant in the development of Ukraine as a successful, independent, European and democratic state on the continent,” she said.

The President of Romania, Klaus Werner Iohannis also wished Ukraine peace and prosperity and expressed its support for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and European aspirations of the country.

Rumen Radev, the leader of Bulgaria, in his congratulatory message said that Bulgaria will also continue to support the European choice of Ukraine and assist in implementing reforms.

President of Hungary Janos Ader said that his country had “consistently supported the citizens of Ukraine in all efforts being made to protect the territorial unity and sovereignty of the country”. He stressed that the interest of Hungary is the neighbor in the face of strong and democratic Ukraine.

The President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and wished the Ukrainian people’s security and stability.

“Despite numerous challenges, Croatia sees and appreciates the significant progress of Ukraine and is ready to share experience in implementing complex reforms in the European and Euro-Atlantic path,” the message stressed.

The President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis also expressed support for Ukraine’s European aspirations.

“I want to reiterate the constant and principled position of my government regarding the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, as well as comprehensive support for the efforts of your government in implementing important reforms that will make our country even closer to your European aspirations,” he said.

The President of Finland Sauli, Niinisto wished Ukraine and the Ukrainian people for the peaceful and prosperous future.

“Finland continues to condemn the violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Together with the international community, we continue non-recognition policy of the illegal annexation of Crimea. Our support of political Association and economic integration of Ukraine into the EU is solid,” – said in his message.

Previously Ukrainians on Independence Day congratulated President Recep Tayyip erdoğan, who recalled the expansion of cooperation in all spheres, and the President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who expressed support in overcoming the political, economic and social challenges.

The President of the United States Donald trump also sent a message of congratulations to President Petro Poroshenko, noting that the United States will always support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Before that, the President of France Emmanuel Makron congratulated Poroshenko and Ukrainians on Independence Day. He noted that France remains near Ukraine to find a sustainable solution to the conflict in the Donbas.

Pope Francis wished the blessings of Ukrainians, particularly citizens in the East of Ukraine.

In addition, joined the congratulations of the heads of European countries. In particular, the king of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander, king of Sweden Carl XVI Gustav, king Philippe of Belgium and Governor-General of Australia Peter Cosgrove, Chairman of the Presidium of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bakir Izetbegovic, the captains Regent of the Republic of San Marino, Stefano Palmiero and Matteo Chacha.

Later the leader of China, XI Jinping congratulated Ukraine on Independence Day and was pleased with her progress.

Ukraine celebrates the 27th Day of Independence today, August 24. In a festive morning parade, “the March of the new army”, was attended by 4.5 thousand military personnel, including a unit of the armed forces, Ministry of internal Affairs, SBU, Sses and military bands 250 pieces of equipment, including aircraft, which took part in the parade for the first time in 10 years, and the representatives of 18 allied countries, including the USA, Turkey, Poland, Romania, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia.

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