In his congratulatory address, Poroshenko wrote he had always defended and would defend the freedom of speech in all its manifestations.

- The freedom of speech is one of the greatest Ukraine’s achievements following the Revolution of Dignity. It is a cornerstone of democracy. I have always defended and will defend the freedom of expression in all its manifestations, according to the President’s congratulation on Facebook.

The Day of Ukrainian journalist - a professional holiday of journalists, correspondents and reporters annually celebrated in Ukraine on June, 6.