The Constitution proclaims that:
- the state provides the framework for the consolidation and development of the Ukrainian nation, its historical awareness, traditions and culture and guarantees the free ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious development of all indigenous nations and national minorities of the Ukraine (Article 11);
- Ukraine takes care of cultural and language needs of Ukrainians living abroad (Article 12);
- the freedom of literary, artistic, scientific, and technical creativity is guaranteed, intellectual ownership, authors’ rights, moral and material interests related to different kinds of intellectual ownership are protected (Article 54); and
- “Cultural heritage shall be protected by law” (part 4, Article 54); “The State shall ensure the preservation of historical monuments and other objects of cultural value…” (part 5, Article 54); “Everyone shall be obliged not to harm nature or cultural heritage, and to compensate for any damage he / she inflicts (Article 66)”.