Embassy of Ukraine in Serbia marked the centenary of the Ukrainian Revolution and the 27th anniversary of the referendum on the independence of this country.
The guests were welcomed by Ambassador of Ukraine to Serbia H.E. Oleksandr Aleksandrovych, who reminded that in the referendum on December 1, 1991, the vast majority of Ukrainian citizens voted for independence, and that December 6 was proclaimed the Day of the Ukrainian Army.
At the reception, preceded by the ballet performance, were representatives of public and social life, cultural workers, members of the diplomatic corps, military officials and others.
Ukraine gained its independence in 1991 in the process of disintegration of the Soviet Union.
The independence act was adopted by the Supreme Rada of Ukraine in August of that year, while in the referendum in December three-quarters of all adult Ukrainians supported independence.