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Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine

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Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine

In view of the mortal danger surrounding Ukraine in connection with the state coup in the USSR on August 19, 1991,

  • Continuing the thousand-year tradition of state development in Ukraine,
  • Proceeding from the right of a nation to self-determination in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other international legal documents, and
  • Implementing the Declaration of State Sovereignty of Ukraine,

the Verkhovna Rada of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic solemnly

declares

the Independence of Ukraine and the creation of an independent Ukrainian state – UKRAINE.

The territory of Ukraine is indivisible and inviolable.

From this day forward, only the Constitution and laws of Ukraine are valid on the territory of Ukraine.

This act becomes effective at the moment of its approval.


VERKHOVNA RADA OF UKRAINE, August 24, 1991

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