Ukrainians have raised national flags and played the national anthem to mark ‘Unity Day’.
The flag hung outside schools, hospitals, and shops after President Volodynry Zelenkiy announced the day.
A loudspeaker at a local government office blared patriotic songs, while television and government Youtube channels broadcast speeches and rousing reminders of Ukraine’s nationhood.
At Kyiv’s Olympic stadium, dozens of people unfolded a 200 meter-long Ukrainian flag, waving it to the beat of patriotic music.
In a televised address, Zelenskiy said Ukrainians were united around a common desire “to live in peace, happily, in a family, children with parents.”