Ukraine’s Cabinet approves plan of events to celebrate Independence Day

20 August, 05:55 PM
Ukraine will mark the 31st anniversary of independence (Photo:US Embassy in Ukraine / Facebook)

Ukraine will mark the 31st anniversary of independence (Photo:US Embassy in Ukraine / Facebook)

Ukraine’s government has approved a plan of events to celebrate the 31st anniversary of Ukraine’s independence on Aug. 24, the press service of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine said in a press release on Aug. 20.

“On Aug. 19, the government approved a plan of events to celebrate the 31st anniversary of Ukraine’s independence,” the press release reads.

“Despite the full-scale war, the Day of the National Flag of Ukraine and the Independence Day of Ukraine will be celebrated at the state level in 2022.”

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According to Minister of Culture Oleksandr Tkachenko, this year’s Independence Day has special significance for all Ukrainians.

“We have a war going on, and the invaders are maddened by their helplessness,” he said.

“Ukrainians continue to stand up to inhumanity with dignity, and impress the world with their indomitability, strength and empathy for those around them. We’re experiencing a historic moment right now – our nation is being hardened in the struggle. We’ll remember forever who is our friend and who is our enemy.I sincerely believe that we’ll loudly celebrate our victory very soon.”

According to the plan of events, official flag-raising ceremonies will be held in Kyiv and other settlements, foreign diplomatic institutions, and military units on Aug. 23.

The Motherland Monument in Kyiv and other iconic places will be lit up with the colors of the national flag of Ukraine, while an interdenominational gathering of priests from all of Ukraine’s major churches will pray for Ukraine in Kyiv’s St. Sophia Cathedral on Aug. 24.

In addition, Khreschatyk Street in the capital city will host an exhibition of destroyed Russian military equipment.

A number of other actions and flash mobs aimed at uniting and supporting Ukrainians will also be held throughout Ukraine.

A moment of silence will also take place during the official events to honor all those who have been killed in the war against the Russian invaders.

Ukraine will mark the 31st anniversary of independence on Aug. 24, 2022.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced in late July that despite the war, Ukraine would celebrate this year’s Independence Day.

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