Ukraine commemorates the Day of Ukrainian Statehood for the first time
On July 28, 2022, Ukraine celebrates a newly-introduced holiday — the Day of Ukrainian Statehood — for the first time. Almost a year ago, during the celebration of Independence Day, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, announced a new national holiday. Today Ukrainians also celebrate the Day of the Baptism of Kyivan Rus. These two holidays are celebrated on the same day for a reason.
“We consider the starting point to be the year of the founding of Kyiv — the capital of Kyivan Rus-Ukraine, which is rightly called the place where everything begins,” Zelenskyy said on August 24, 2021.
The Day of Ukrainian Statehood honors and celebrates Ukraine’s rich history and culture, as well as serves to counter Russian disinformation and its propaganda about the so-called common origin of Ukraine and Russia.
The first celebration of the Day of Ukrainian Statehood fell on the sixth month of a full-scale war started by Russia.
Russia is now trying to take away Ukrainian statehood and destroy Ukraine as a state. But it won’t succeed.
Ukraine will win, and Russia will be defeated. Glory to Ukraine!
Text: Oksana Dumska
Design: Vladyslav Rybalko