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Leaders of European countries continue to congratulate Ukrainians on the Independence Day, 24 August 2018 – 16:07

Leaders of European countries send greetings President Petro Poroshenko on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence.

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė wished Ukraine prosperity, peace and unity. Dalia Grybauskaitė noted that 27 years ago, when Ukraine proclaimed its independence, and during the last years of difficult tests, the Ukrainian people demonstrated to the whole world that they care for freedom and are ready to fight for it, taking responsibility for their own future and for the development of the state.

“With such strong, decisive citizens who have a free spirit, your country is and will remain free. In Lithuania, we remember well the worthy struggle of our friends for freedom and unity. I sincerely wish you to preserve this and remain vigilant on a difficult yet very necessary path of reforms. The Lithuanian people will remain your loyal friend and assistant in the development of Ukraine as a successful, independent, European and democratic state on the continent,” the letter reads. The President of Lithuania stressed that it is important for Ukraine to continue to unite society for the sake of ensuring economic recovery, prosperity and security of the entire population.

“All Ukrainians should feel national success. This is a great responsibility for the future of your state and an accountability to all those who defended the freedom of Ukraine, established and developed it,” she said.

“Your people are well aware of the meaning of freedom. Therefore, I wish your national holiday to become a manifestation of unity and willingness to work together. Please accept my assurances of highest respect and best regards from the Lithuanian people. Glory to Ukraine!” the President of Lithuania emphasized.

Romanian President Klaus Werner Iohannis wished Ukrainians peace and prosperity, reaffirming Romania’s continued support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. “I want to once again express my support for the European ambitions of your country and their implementation through democratic transformations that all citizens of Ukraine, including those belonging to the Romanian national minority, will be able to enjoy equally,” he said.

Bulgarian leader Rumen Radev wished the people of Ukraine peace and prosperity: “Bulgaria will continue to support the European choice of the Ukrainian people, as well as help implement reforms and establish the principles of democracy and the rule of law in your country”.

President of Hungary János Áder states: “We consistently support the citizens of Ukraine in all their efforts on protecting the territorial unity and sovereignty of the state. We attach great importance to achieving a peaceful settlement of the crisis in the east of Ukraine as soon as possible, so that your entire country could begin its progress on the path to unhindered, peaceful development”. According to him, the interest of Hungary is a strong and democratic Ukraine as its neighbor. János Áder wished Ukrainians peace and prosperity.

President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović wished Ukrainians security and stability, and noted that Croatia sees and appreciates a significant progress of Ukraine despite numerous challenges, and is ready to share its experience in implementing complex reforms on the European and Euro-Atlantic path.

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades wished Ukraine success, prosperity and peace. “I want to reaffirm the consistent and principled position of my Government with regard to the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, as well as the full support for your Government’s efforts in implementing important reforms that will make your country even closer to your European aspirations,” he said.

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö wished Ukrainians a 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 the non-recognition policy of the illegally annexed Crimea. Our support to the political association and economic integration of Ukraine to the EU stands firm,” the letter reads“. https://www.president.gov.ua/en/news/lideri-yevropejskih-krayin-prodovzhuyut-vitati-ukrayinciv-z-49162

President of Ukraine held a phone conversation with the President of the Slovak Republic, 24 August 2018 – 16:35
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a phone conversation with President of the Slovak Republic Andrej Kiska.

Andrej Kiska congratulated Petro Poroshenko on the Independence Day.

The Head of State thanked President Andrej Kiska for the warm greetings on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence, as well as the continued support of Slovakia to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

The interlocutors discussed topical issues of the bilateral agenda and coordinated cooperation in the framework of the UN General Assembly.

The President thanked the Slovak colleague for the efforts to release Ukrainian political prisoners illegally kept in Russia and its occupied territories“. https://www.president.gov.ua/en/news/prezident-ukrayini-proviv-telefonnu-rozmovu-z-prezidentom-sl-49170

President of Ukraine held a phone conversation with the President of Finland
24 August 2018 – 16:55
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö congratulated President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the Ukrainian people on the Independence Day.

The Presidents of both countries discussed the topical issues of the bilateral agenda, in particular, agreed upon the terms of the next contacts at the highest level.

The interlocutors coordinated positions and future efforts to ensure progress in the peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbas.

The parties noted the importance of the release of Ukrainian hostages and political prisoners illegally kept in the temporarily occupied territories and in Russia, including the immediate release of Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov.

Petro Poroshenko congratulated Sauli Niinistö on his 70th anniversary and thanked for his significant personal contribution to ensuring consistent support to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity“. https://www.president.gov.ua/en/news/prezident-ukrayini-proviv-telefonnu-rozmovu-z-prezidentom-fi-49174

Leaders of the countries from all over the world continue to send congratulations on the Independence Day of Ukraine to the President 24 August 2018 – 20:30
Leaders of the countries from all over the world continue to send congratulations on the Independence Day of Ukraine to President Petro Poroshenko.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev noted that Azerbaijan and Ukraine are linked by traditionally friendly relations: “I believe that the development and deepening of our bilateral and multilateral cooperation will contribute to the prosperity of our countries and nations”. Azerbaijani leader wished Ukrainians peace and prosperity.

President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev noted in his letter: “Over the years of sovereign development, Ukraine has undergone important transformations, achieving significant results in the field of state-building, strengthening economic potential and increasing the country’s credibility in the international arena. Astana and Kyiv are bound by strong traditions of friendship and mutual understanding that serve as a solid foundation for the expansion and strengthening of bilateral relations”.

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished Ukrainians peace, progress and prosperity.

President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon noted the development of bilateral relations and wished Ukrainians peace, prosperity and welfare.

The Head of State and the people of Ukraine were congratulated by President of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

President of Ethiopia Mulatu Teshome also congratulated the President of Ukraine and the Ukrainian nation on the Independence Day.

President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi noted willingness to strengthen bilateral cooperation and wished Ukrainians progress and prosperity.

President of India Ram Nath Kovind noted friendly relations between the two countries based on mutual goodwill and understanding. “We look forward to further strengthening our bilateral ties in the coming years,” the letter reads. The President of India wished Ukrainians peace, development and prosperity.” https://www.president.gov.ua/en/news/na-adresu-prezidenta-prodovzhuyut-nadhoditi-vitannya-z-dnem-49166

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