On August 23, the organizing committee of the campaign commemorating the 25th anniversary of Ukrainian independence explained what to expect from the holiday and what traditions and creative approaches they used to make it the most memorable event of the year. Prior to the anniversary, the organizers showed a video devoted to the anniversary.
“New quality of Ukrainian Armed Forces became possible thanks to powerful nationwide solidarity of Ukrainians, courage and patriotism of Ukrainian soldiers and officers, generals, volunteers, engineers and defense agency staff,” – Petro Poroshenko emphasized during the transfer of equipment to servicemen.
President Petro Poroshenko, at the ceremonies in celebration of the National Flag Day, stated that over 90% Ukrainian citizens are proud of or demonstrate positive attitudes to the national flag, anthem and emblem. The same concerns Ukrainian language, which is believed one of the attributes as well.
President Petro Poroshenko took part in the solemn ceremony of raising the National Flag of Ukraine at Sofiyivska Square. The President was raising the National Flag of Ukraine along with Mariya - the daughter of the Hero of Ukraine Volodymyr Rybak.
President of Ukraine highlighted that Ukrainians are proud to have a Ukrainian citizenship and state emblems, respect the language and anthem. He said that external aggression prompted to develop Ukrainian nation based on civic patriotism.
President Petro Poroshenko, during the meeting with the representatives of Ukrainian diaspora, noted that with the growing Euroscepticism in Europe, which enjoys active Russia’s support, the need to consolidate efforts of Ukrainians in the European Union and all over the world also grows.
Petro Poroshenko and Joseph Biden underscored the importance to continue their efforts, including in the Normandy format, to achieve fulfilment by Russia of the Minsk agreements, specifically, in the security domain.
President Petro Poroshenko took part in the solemn opening of a newly-built underground station in Kharkiv. «Peremoha» (Victory) became a 30th station of Kharkiv underground system. The Head of State presented a symbolic key to the Head of the station.