Friends, supporters and invited speakers of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine greeted Ukrainian diplomats, Academy staff and all Ukrainians on the occasion of Ukraine’s Independence Day.
Glyn Davies, former US Ambassador to Thailand, Gordon Duguid, US Foreign Service Institute, Keith A. Eddins, University of Oregon, formerly US State Department, Tom Fletcher, Principal of Hertford College, University of Oxford, former British, Ambassador to Lebanon, Mark McGreevy, Chief Executive, the Depaul Group, Mark Pekala, former US Ambassador to Latvia, Michael Roberts, former British Ambassador to Slovakia, William Taliaferro, formerly US State Department, Jim Whittington, formerly US Department of Interior:
24 August celebrates not just your independence, your democracy, and your sovereignty free and whole. It also inspires our commitment to you, and our conviction that freedom and democracy must and will prevail over tyranny and oppression.Our respect for you, for Ukraine’s diplomats and for all Ukrainian men and women in your existential struggle is huge. We salute your bravery. We stand with you in your fight. We are confident of your victory. And we look forward to celebrating that victory with you, arm-in-arm, as your friends and colleagues.Happy Independence Day! Slava Ukraini!