On January 22, Ukraine celebrates the Сonciliarity Day. On this day in 1919, the Act of Unification between the Ukrainian People’s Republic and the Western Ukrainian People’s Republic was proclaimed in Kyiv. This event marked the unification into a single independent state of Ukrainian lands, which for centuries were part of different countries.
On January 22, 1990, one of the largest mass actions in Central and Eastern Europe took place in Ukraine – a “living chain” as a symbol of the unity of the eastern and western lands of Ukraine. Hundreds thousands of people created a continuous chain from Ivano-Frankivsk through Lviv to Kyiv.
Congregationalism involves not only the memory of the past, but also requires interaction in modern Ukraine. National unity is not only a basic value of the country’s citizens, but also a prerequisite for successful resistance to external threats. Today, Ukraine continues the struggle for independence, so the unity remains a national task.
Students of ONMedU, with the advisory support of the teachers of the Department of Social Sciences (Head – Associate Professor Olha Sikorska), participated in the All-Ukrainian competition of creative works “National and Patriotic Formation of Youth”, which was organized by the Institute of Political, Legal and Religious Studies in the period from October 2022 to January 2023 on the occasion of the celebration of the Сonciliarity Day of Ukraine.
Students Dovga Kamila, Victoria-Nadia Sovyak, Iryna Girishanu, Ilona Vizinska, Stanislav Haydarzhi, Vitaly Nigretskul, and a teacher of the Department of Social Sciences Khanetska Antonina presented creative works in the form of essays to the competition.
Quoting lines from the essay, we are proud of our youth, because “the new generation of Ukrainians are the bearers of the Cossack spirit of indomitability and love of freedom, they resist all adversity and do everything possible and even impossible for Ukraine.”