On National Flag Day, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy took part in a ceremony of hoisting the blue and yellow flag.
The country's largest national flag was raised on the territory of the Memorial Complex "National Museum of the History of Ukraine in World War II" in Kyiv.
The National Anthem of Ukraine was played during the ceremony. The warriors of the honor guard company solemnly marched.
The President emphasized that the National Flag is not only an amulet, but also the pride of our country.
"The pride we feel when our flag is raised, when we celebrate our holidays, when we gain our victories, when we return our lands," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The Head of State noted that our flag also symbolizes confidence that it will fly throughout the sovereign territory of Ukraine, wherever it should rightfully be.
"Our flag is our strength. It is a source of will, unbreakable spirit for all the warriors who go into battle with this flag on their armor and under their hearts, fight for every meter of our land, go forward and will reach our victory," the President is convinced.
The attendees observed a minute of silence in memory of all the heroes who gave their lives for Ukraine.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized that today a special flag of Ukraine was raised in Kyiv: Ukrainian defenders who are fighting for the freedom and independence of our country left their signatures on it.
"This flag was in the positions of our warriors from Chernihiv to Odesa. Along the entire defense line of Ukraine. In various combat brigades and units. In hospitals where the wounded undergo treatment. In the hands of volunteers. This flag will always keep the memory of many Ukrainians. But it will certainly be replenished and enriched with new signatures of our warriors," the President said.
The solemn ceremony was also attended by: Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Ruslan Stefanchuk, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, Head of the Presidential Office Andriy Yermak, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhny and Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov.