The Declaration of State Sovereignty of Ukraine was a state act passed by the Verkhovna Rada of the Ukrainian SSR on 16 July 1990.
The Declaration proclaimed state sovereignty as supremacy, independence, integrity, and indivisibility of Ukraine’s authority within the boundaries of its territory, and its independence and equality in foreign relations.
It defined the fundamental principles of self-determination of the Ukrainian people, the rule of the people exercising of state authority, establishment of Ukrainian citizenship, economic independence, and inviolability of territory within the existing borders and the impossibility of change and use it without the consent of Ukraine etc.
Adoption of Declaration of State Sovereignty of Ukraine was the turning point in history of Ukraine. The Declaration was the forerunner to the Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine on 24 August 1991.