Happy Independence Day of Ukraine!
Dear teachers, staff and students of Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University! I sincerely congratulate you on the Independence Day of Ukraine!
For many centuries of enslavement, the most cherished dream of the Ukrainian people was independence, freedom and sovereignty. Famous lights of science, artists, masters of the literary word made efforts for the revival of the Ukrainian nation and the reproduction of its own statehood. Despite the age-old contradictions and imperial ambitions of the invaders, the Ukrainian people proved that identity and national dignity are key positions for the creation of their own independent state. August 24 for every Ukrainian was the day of national pride and respect for the fighters for the freedom of the Motherland.
Today, the Ukrainian nation has emerged on the confident path of democracy, freedom, European integration. I am convinced that the consolidation of the efforts of the Ukrainian community around contemporary European values will become a pledge of our victory and integration into a cohort of great world powers.
Independence Day for every Ukrainian is the embodiment of freedom, dignity and unity. So let us unite and glorify our country together!
Chairman of the Supervisory Council of LTSNU