Congratulations of the rector of ONMedU Valerii Zaporozhan on the Independence Day of Ukraine

Dear colleagues, students, compatriots!

I sincerely congratulate you on the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence!

The famous French philosopher-educator Voltaire once wrote: “Ukraine has always sought freedom.” And on August 24, 1991, we got it. This day opened a new page in the history of our people. Since then, we have come a long way: there have been ups and downs, crises and victories, moments of national unity.

Independence Day is felt differently every year. Sometimes with pain, sometimes with joy, but certainly with pride. For a worthy, strong, free, indomitable and sovereign state.

For scientists and doctors, they were thorny thirty years: meager wages and social insecurity, lack of drugs and outdated equipment, and sometimes the state’s indifference to medical problems. Despite this, we continued to work.

It is the doctor who knows, not in words, but in deeds, what it is like to serve the Motherland!

I am confident that we will build a country in which the work of doctors will be valued and respected, and conditions will be provided for their professional development and a dignified life. After all, doctors are responsible for the most valuable thing – the health and life of man.

The Ukrainians are talented and hard-working people. We have already shown ourselves and the whole world that we can be masters of our land, defend our own state and fight for a better destiny. I know we will never back down.

I sincerely wish Ukraine peace and prosperity. I wish all of us good health, prosperity, unshakable faith in the prosperous and happy future of Ukraine!

Friends, happy holidays to you!

Sincerely, Rector of ONMedU Valerii Zaporozhan