The main symbols of Ukraine are the Flag, Emblem, Hymn and Ukrainian language. It was stated by President Petro Poroshenko during the solemn ceremony of hoisting the State Flag of Ukraine.
The Head of State emphasizes that during his presidency, he, together with the parliament and government, implements a consistent strategy to support the Ukrainian language.
"It is becoming increasingly widespread on the radio, television, in cinematography and bookstores. It is a fact that four years ago we could not even dream of. Those who once abandoned the Ukrainian language return to it and those who did not know it before start learning it. Congratulating you on these positive changes, I would like to sincerely thank Russian-speaking citizens of Ukraine for understanding and perceiving our efforts to develop the official language," the President emphasized.
"We are all patriots of Ukraine, but everyone expresses love to it in the native language," Petro Poroshenko said. He noted that sociologists had recently published a survey that "is pleasantly impressive due to the indicators of patriotism of Ukrainians and pride for their Ukrainian citizenship".
"This is precisely what the enemy did not expect to see," the President noted, adding that sociological data "only confirms what we feel in our everyday life building a new country and defending Ukraine from the aggressor".