Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov congratulated fellow citizens on the Day of Ukrainian Statehood.
The head of the defense department published congratulations on Facebookreports Ukrinform.
“Over the past 155 days, many people have realized what it really is to have their own State. What a value it is. A full-scale invasion by the Russian aggressor, when Moscow sends soldiers to destroy Ukrainian cities, kill civilians, arrange an artificial famine – we have already gone through this, the lessons have been learned “. The main lesson is that statehood must be cherished, developed, supported,” Reznikov said.
According to the minister, this holiday symbolizes and affirms the right of Ukrainians to decide their own destiny on their own land.
This right, according to Reznikov, was not donated and is not an act of someone’s mercy. “The generations of our ancestors fought for it at different stages of the creation of the state for centuries. They lost it and fought again. The spirit of the nation was tempered in the struggle, we are the descendants of those who did not break. Now is our time to take a hit,” the defense minister wrote.
He recalled that usually, speaking of the Ukrainian state, we recall several moments of the culmination of the creation of the state: the majestic state of Rus with its capital in Kyiv, the Cossack state, the Ukrainian People’s Republic. Finally, modern Ukraine.
“But even between these milestones, the Ukrainian people did not disappear. They participated in the creation of other states, entire empires. They enriched other cultures with their talents, shed their blood for someone’s interests. This is the difference. The state and its attributes, first of all, its own army “is a guarantee of the right to be. It is happiness to look confidently into the future. Which depends on the accumulated rights and one’s own efforts. And not on someone else’s whims,” Reznikov stressed.
The head of the Ministry of Defense assured that the rebuff of Russian aggression would definitely end in our victory and the unconditional establishment of Ukrainian statehood for all time.
“Thousands of patriots have already paid for this with their lives. Eternal memory to all the fighters who fell for Ukraine,” the Minister of Defense concluded his message.
The Day of Ukrainian Statehood was established by the Decree of the President of August 24, 2021.