Rector of the Russian Church took part in the celebrations of the independence day of Ukraine.

At the invitation of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of South Africa, V.N. Grebenuka , the rector of the church of St. Sergius of Radonezh in Johannesburg, priest Daniel Lugovoy, members of the Parish Council and parishioners of the Russian Orthodox Church took part in a reception to commemorate the occasion of the independence day of Ukraine. Independence day is a state holiday in Ukraine. The annual celebration on 24 August takes place in honour of the Act of the Supreme Council of the USSR proclaiming the independence of Ukraine. This date is considered the date of the founding of the modern Ukrainian state.