300th anniversary of first Ukrainian constitution written by Pylyp Orlyk being celebrated
April 5, 2010, 8 p.m. | Ukraine
— by Interfax-Ukraine
Ukrainian national patriots are celebrating the 300th anniversary of First Ukrainian Constitution written by Pylyp Orlyk, the press service of the Ukrainian People's Rada nongovernmental organization has reported.
The event occurred in Bendery town, which is now located in Transdnistria.
"I'm sure that no matter how today's authorities assess the historic meaning of prominent hetmans - founders of the state Ukraine, the task of all national forces, irrespective of political beliefs and parties, to unite for the sake of common laborious work to protect state sovereignty, retain and restore cultural and historic heritage and resume national identification," the deputy head of the organization, Serhiy Rudyk, said.
The Ukrainian People's Rada plans to hold the international scientific and practical conference in Shevchenko University in Tiraspol and install a memorial on the territory of the Bendery Fortress military and historical memorial complex in Bendery.