On Friday, 25 August, in the session hall of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the leadership of the Parliament of Ukraine and the Secretariat congratulated the employees on the Independence Day of Ukraine. They presented the staff awards of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for their high professionalism and dedication to public service and work.  

“We would like to congratulate you on the Independence Day of Ukraine, award you and discuss our plans for the future. We would like to thank everyone: from cleaners and drivers to managers – everyone who brings our victory closer and puts their efforts into their work! Every day you are at your place, every day you faithfully perform your duties, and I thank you for this, for your personal contribution and dedication to public service. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the work of the Parliament has not stopped for a second. And it is the staff of the Secretariat that plays a major role in this,” said Viacheslav Shtuchnyi, the Secretary General of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

“I want to sincerely thank each of you! I remember very well the 24th of February after I arrived from the President to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. When we were announcing and approving the Presidential Decree on the introduction of martial law in Ukraine, the first people I met were the staff of the Presidential Administration. And when we were leaving that day, the last people I said goodbye to were the employees of the Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine,” said the Speaker of the Parliament of Ukraine Ruslan Stefanchuk.

The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine noted that it is extremely important that these virtues are appreciated: “You are the people who always help us, the people’s deputies of Ukraine, to fulfil the functions of the Parliament as the only legislative body with honour.”

“The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is a state-building place. Thanks to your work, we honourably accept all the challenges of our time, which are many. Your dedicated work is important for our progress towards European integration. Yesterday we adopted a draft law on lawmaking. This is for years, for centuries. And you are the people who will continue to develop everything,” said Oleksandr Korniienko, the First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

“I would like to note how quiet and cosy it is here in the session hall when the staff of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is sitting here. It is thanks to you that we work so cosily. You know how to listen, respond quickly to challenges, and help us. And our work would not be possible without you! This is a difficult period, but we are sticking together. I am grateful to everyone who is always on the alert, even though the work is hard,” said Olena Kondratiuk, the Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.


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