Poland Marks Century of Independence
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko congratulated Poland on its state holiday
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Today Poland celebrates the 100th anniversary of its independence restoration.
On this day, in 1918, a well-known Polish military and political figure, also the future head of the reborn Commonwealth of Poland, Joseph Pilsudski, returned from German captivity to Warsaw. With the help of various political forces, he proclaimed the Polish state restored.
Today, on its national holiday, various events, processions, and marches are planned in different cities. The Independence March, which is an annual march organized by nationalists, was initially prohibited by the Mayor of Warsaw Anna Gronkevich-Walz, but the court overruled her.
The main official celebrations with the participation of Polish President Andrzej Duda takes place in the center of Warsaw at noon. At this time, the state anthem of the country may be heard in all Polish cities.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko congratulated the Polish nation on its state holiday.
“On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Polish independence, I wish Poland peace, prosperity, and a wellbeing,” Poroshenko wrote on his Facebook.