TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday congratulated the Ukrainian people and government on the occasion of the country’s Independence Day.
Independence Day of Ukraine is the main state holiday in modern Ukraine celebrated on August 24 in commemoration of the Declaration of Independence of 1991.
The holiday was first celebrated on 16 July 1991, as the first anniversary of the Declaration of State Sovereignty of Ukraine passed by the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine’s parliament) in 1990. Since the Declaration of Independence was issued later, and confirmed by the referendum of 1 December 1991, the date of the holiday was changed.
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