01 July 2015
New York, NY (UCCA) – On June 29th, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America and the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations co-hosted an evening reception at the Ukrainian Institute of America. The event was organized for the UN Diplomatic corps and leaders of the Ukrainian American community to commemorate Ukrainian Constitution Day and showcase Ukrainian talent.The evening began with opening remarks by Yuriy Sergeyev, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United Nations. Ambassador Sergeyev welcomed the over fifty Ambassadors, Permanent and Deputy Representatives to the UN, as well as, leaders of the Ukrainian American community, stating, “ Today my country is celebrating a great national holiday - the Day of Constitution of Ukraine. For 19 years the Fundamental Law has been the legal basis for Ukraine’s statehood, development of the society and strengthening of the democracy. During the Revolution of Dignity the citizens came out in the streets of Ukraine to protect their constitutional rights against the usurpation of power. Today Ukrainians are also defending the unshakable values provisioned by the Fundamental Law: independence and territorial integrity of the country that are being severely challenged by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.