Dear President Zelenskyy,
Dear citizens of Ukraine.
Today, as you celebrate your Independence Day, I want to extend my warmest congratulations to each and every one of you.
Ukraine's strength lies in its people. In your courage, your force and your enduring hope for a future of peace and prosperity in a united Europe.
You are an inspiration to all Europeans!
And we will stand with you for as long as it takes for Ukraine to be free.
Together, we will win a just and lasting peace.
Happy Independence Day, Ukraine.
- Publication date
- 24 August 2023
- Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations