DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE OF UKRAINE
The Declaration of Independence of Ukraine
The State Act of the Verkhovna Rada of the Ukrainian SSR passed on 24 August 1991 and affirmed through a national referendum on 1 December 1991. This proclaimed the independence of a sovereign Ukrainian State. From henceforth the territory of Ukraine would be indivisible and inviolable, and within the country only the Constitution and Laws of Ukraine would have force.
The author of the text which was passed almost unanimously was Levko LUKYANENKO.