On 23 August, Day of the State Flag of Ukraine, a ceremony of rising of the State Flag of Ukraine took place at the square in the area of the Embassy of Ukraine in the Kingdom of Sweden.
Father Andrii, rector of the Ukrainian mission of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, Ihor Avram, representative of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, members of “Plast” Youth National Scout Organization, chairman and chairwomen, members of boards of the Ukrainian community organizations in Stockholm and Gothenburg: Ukrainian Youth of Sweden, Ukrainian Women Organization in Sweden, Ukrainian Alliance of Sweden, and Swedish Cossacks, took part in the festivities.
Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of Ukraine in the Kingdom of Sweden Ms.Olena Polunina greeted the guests of the event: “It is that with our flag we stand for our values, European choice, our independence and territorial integrity. It is that with our flag united we are no matter where we are, because we are Ukrainians! The flag, irrespective of language, religion, unites us in one – Ukrainian politically conscious nation”.
Members of “Plast” Youth National Scout Organization were honoured to raise the State Flag of Ukraine.
Festivities celebrating the 28th anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine will also take place on 24-25 August in Stockholm, Malmo and Gothenburg under the auspices and with active engagement of local Ukrainian community organizations.