Ukraine celebrated its 31st Independence Day. On this day, Ukrainians all over the world took to the streets not only to celebrate this holiday, but to remind us of the war in our state.
Ukrainians took to the streets of cities in a number of European countries. Read more about how our compatriots abroad celebrate Independence Day.
Where actions were held with the participation of Ukrainians
Most of the events today are held in Poland, which of all countries sheltered the largest number of Ukrainians who were forced to flee the war. For example, Wroclaw prepared a whole program for Independence Day.
The celebration there began with a prayer service in the Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, a solemn raising of the flag of Ukraine near the Consulate General and the Independence March. In addition, a 36-meter banner of Ukraine was unfurled in the city center.
Diplomats, representatives of the Ukrainian community and the clergy laid flowers at the Ukrainian Monuments at the Volsky Orthodox Cemetery. To honor in this way the memory of the fighters for Independence – the soldiers of the army of the Ukrainian People’s Republic.
In Gdansk on the occasion of the Independence of Ukraine, a solemn laying of flowers and the Freedom March took place, culminating in a concert of Ukrainian performers. Also in the city they prayed for peace in Ukraine.
n Warsaw and a number of other Polish cities hosted the “Heart for Ukraine” campaign, organized by the “Future of Ukraine” charitable organization with the assistance of the Ukrainian embassy in Poland.
Also on the Independence Day of Ukraine, an ultra-marathon of gratitude ended in Warsaw, within which Ukrainian rescuer Vladimir Skovorodka ran more than 800 km from Kyiv to Warsaw.
In Berlin a charity concert with the participation of Ukrainian artists was held at the Columbiahalle concert hall. Potap, DZIDZIO, Alexander Ponomarev, Sergey Babkin, Dantes, Alina Pash, Kola, Probass & Hardi and the winners of Eurovision 2022 Kalush Orchestra.
In addition, The Free World Gathering was held in the city, which was announced the day before by the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine. In the evening, the Ukrainian Freedom Parade will take place, the participants of which will march from Breitscheidplatz to the Brandebuse Gate.
In Prague, the main actions took place near the Exhibition Center, where rallies were held in support of Ukraine. In addition, Ukrainian musicians performed there, in particular, the TNMK group. All funds raised will be used to help Ukraine’s military hospitals.
In Riga, flowers were laid at the Freedom Monument, from where the procession of the Diaspora and representatives of the Ukrainian Embassy to the monument to Taras Shevchenko began.