On July 28, Ukraine celebrates the Day of Ukrainian Statehood!

On July 28, Ukraine celebrates the Day of Ukrainian Statehood, established by the Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 423 of August 24, 2021 with the aim of confirming the continuity and over a thousand-year-old traditions of Ukrainian statehood, which is evidenced by the first mentions of the foundation of the capital of the Old Russian state, the city of Kyiv, and events related to the activity of Prince Volodymyr of Kyiv.

The Day of Ukrainian Statehood was established on July 28, in honor of the outstanding state-builder of Kyiv, Prince Volodymyr the Great, on the Day of the Baptism of Kyiv Rus-Ukraine. This memorable day is inextricably linked with the development of the army and the thousand-year-old military traditions from Russian soldiers to the modern Armed Forces of Ukraine, which today deter the aggressor, protecting the sovereignty and independence of the Ukrainian state. Statehood is impossible without the main law of the country — the Constitution. The history of Ukrainian constitutionalism has deep historical roots. And the constitution of Pylyp Orlyk in 1710 was ahead of European traditions.

Throughout the long history, Ukrainians have not abandoned the struggle for freedom and the acquisition of statehood. Ukraine declared its independence for the first time in the 20th century on January 22, 1918. By the act of August 24, 1991, it was finally approved and restored independence.

Starting from the 1st year, ONMedU students acquire knowledge about the glorious past of our country in classes on “History of Ukraine and Ukrainian culture” held by the Department of Social Sciences. The department has planned new training courses for the next academic year. We are sure that our future doctors will have interesting learning and immersion in the history and culture of their ancestors to create a better future.