The 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of Ukraine was celebrated at the Embassy of Ukraine.
Distinguished representatives of the National Security Council, Congress, Department of State, foreign Ambassadors and diplomats, think tanks’ scholars and US Ukrainians attended the ceremony.
Remarks were delivered by the Ambassador Valeriy Chaly, leader of Ukrainian political party “People’s Front” Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Judge of the US Federal Claims Court Bohdan Futey, who had been directly involved to the constitutional process in Ukraine and is the author of a number of studies on the election law of our country.
Ambassador awarded Judge Futey with the Diploma of Honor for his significant personal contribution to the development of Ukraine-US relations.
Valeriy Chaly emphasized the importance of the adoption of the Constitution that laid down the principles of statehood after Ukraine had gained its independence. He highlighted that constitutional traditions in Ukraine had a long history: Pylyp Orlyk’s Constitution had envisaged the separation of powers in 1710.