August 24th . . . Ukrainian Independence Day

This year marks the 29th Anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence!

On August 24, 1991, the Ukrainian parliament adopted the Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine. After the people of Ukraine voted overwhelmingly in its favour in a national referendum held on December 1st, Canada recognized Ukraine on December 2nd and the two countries have maintained strong ​bilateral ties ever since.In 1992,


“Боже великий єдиний” – “Bozhe velykyy yedynyy”

– Oremus Quartet

On the occasion of Independence Day of Ukraine, August 24th a united universal prayer for Ukraine, “Боже великий єдиний”-“Bozhe velykyy yedynyy”, sung  by the  Oremus Quartet – Father Vasyl & Alla Tymishak and Mykola & Andrea Karnaukh,


Statement by the Prime Minister

on Ukrainian Independence Day

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Ukrainian Independence Day:

“Today, we join Ukrainian communities in Canada and around the world to celebrate the 29th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence.

“Canada was the first Western country to recognize Ukraine’s independence. Ever since, we have worked alongside the people of Ukraine as a steadfast partner and close friend. We have supported them in their efforts to protect their sovereignty and security and build a more prosperous, democratic future. As part of that effort, our Canadian Armed Forces members are providing capacity building to the Security Forces of Ukraine as part of Operation UNIFIER. We have also established free trade between our two countries and we are working closely with the international community to support Ukraine’s reform efforts.

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