President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a meeting with government representatives to develop a common concept for celebrating the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence.
The participants of the meeting agreed that the celebration should emphasize the 30th anniversary of independence, the experience of independent statehood at different times and the millennial history of Ukraine. The Head of State also noted that all events should not only focus on history, but also show the defining vectors of our country's future.
"There should be not only 30 years of experience, but also a look at the next 30 years. The concept of unity and strengthening the image of Ukraine as a full-fledged partner in the international arena remains important," the President stressed.
On the eve of the 30th anniversary of independence, the Crimean Platform summit will be held with the involvement of Ukraine's international partners.
"This event will have historical value. We will unite the efforts of all countries that help solve the issues of the people of Crimea and the deoccupation of the peninsula," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
There will also be events dedicated to strengthening interstate relations and developing cultural diplomacy. A parade involving military equipment will be held on Ukraine's birthday, along with other events. In addition, a festive concert will take place in the evening.
Each ministry will present a special, outstanding project in its field, which will contribute to the development of Ukraine.
Leaders of many partner countries of Ukraine are expected to arrive.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy also reminded that 2021 is a year of significant dates in the history of Ukraine.
"This year we have special anniversaries of the tragic pages of our history, as well as of the moments and outstanding Ukrainians we are proud of. We will pay special tribute to the 80th anniversary of Babyn Yar and the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. But the history of Ukraine is not only a tragedy. I am glad that this year we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lesya Ukrainka. We will worthily remind you of this outstanding personality of world scale. And we will pay special attention to both the 25th anniversary of the Constitution of Ukraine and the 30th anniversary of independence. Let's show that Ukrainians have something to be proud of," the President stressed.