Leaders of the countries from all over the world continue sending congratulations on the 27th anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine to President Petro Poroshenko.
Congratulations to the Ukrainian people and the Head of State were also sent by Pope Francis.
"On the occasion of the Independence Day of Ukraine, I convey my sincere congratulations to you, Your Excellency, and to the citizens of Ukraine. I hope that the desire to find a solution for the good of peace, which the nation aspires, will bring positive results for the whole country, especially for the inhabitants of regions affected by the conflict," the letter reads.
The Pontiff wished the President and all the people of the country a blessing of God.
The Head of State and the whole Ukrainian nations were congratulated by King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, King Philippe of Belgium.
"On the occasion of the national holiday of Ukraine, allow me to express to you, Your Excellency, my congratulations and best wishes for the prosperity of the Ukrainian people. Let me also express my appreciation and praise the consistent and persistent efforts of your government aimed to achieve the truth and justice for the victims of the MH17 tragedy and their close relatives. We value the excellent cooperation between our two countries and other members of the Joint Investigation Team, and we are looking forward to progress in the same spirit," the letter of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands reads.
Also, congratulations to the President of Ukraine were sent by President of the Republic of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis and President of Italy Sergio Mattarella.
"On the occasion of the national holiday, I am pleased to express the fervent wishes of harmony and welfare to the friendly Ukrainian nation on behalf of the Italians and personally. Peace, stability and prosperity in your country remain our sincere wishes and a cause we faithfully support in the efforts that the international community is taking in this direction. The fulfillment of the Minsk Agreements is a goal that must be pursued in the interests of Ukraine and the whole Europe in a spirit of cooperation and political will," the President of Italy said.
Sergio Mattarella stressed that Italy reaffirms its full support for the principles of international law, as well as the support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, and works with the European partners to ensure their full and unconditional provision.
"I am convinced that in the near future our strong and fruitful bilateral relations will reach further progress in the framework of an even greater strengthening of the link between Kyiv and the European Union. With these sincere wishes, I convey to you personally and to the friendly Ukrainian people the most sincere wishes of well-being," the President of the Italian Republic said.
Congratulations on the Independence Day of Ukraine were also sent by Governor-General of Australia Peter Cosgrove, Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bakir Izetbegović, Captains Regent of the Republic of San Marino Stefano Palmieri and Matteo Ciacci.
"Allow me to express my belief that friendly and constructive relations between Australia and Ukraine will continue growing," the Governor-General of Australia said in a letter. He expressed strong support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, which is consistently supported by the United Nations and other international forums. "Australia is looking forward to the Ukrainian athletes at the Invictus Games, which will take place in Sydney this October," Peter Cosgrove said.
The Heads of State wish prosperity to the friendly Ukrainian nation and express their firm commitment to strengthen friendly relations and cooperation with Ukraine in favor of mutual development and welfare.