Dear Kyiv Polytechnics! Today we celebrate the day of the Ukrainian Constitution, our main document that defines our democratic values and our course towards a country free from inequality, unfreedom, and corruption.
We adopted the Basic Law of the state 27 years ago. It was on June 28, 1996, that the modern stage of Ukraine's constitutional development began. This event cemented the legal foundations of independent Ukraine, its sovereignty and territorial integrity. Our country acquired the status of a full-fledged subject of international legal relations.
Ukraine exists as an independent state on the world map, but for eight years and 490 days we have been resisting the encroachment on our territory, violation of our citizens' rights, and humiliation of our language and culture.
This war is a struggle between the values of the civilized world and barbarism, a struggle between a democratic society and an autocratic regime.
Constitution Day is another reason to realize what we are fighting for and what our course is. Our Victory is inevitable, as the process of Ukrainian state-building is getting stronger and stronger, because it is based on the dignity and civic responsibility of all Ukrainians.
Happy Constitution Day, dear friends!
Glory to Ukraine!
Rector of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute Mykhailo Zgurovsky