Ukraine Celebrates National Flag Day
The official flag raising ceremony was held in Sofiyska Square
The solemn ceremony of raising the national flag of Ukraine took place in Kyiv in Sofiyska Square on August 23, 2019.
The ceremony was held with the participation of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The national flag raising ceremony was accompanied by the Ukrainian hymn performed by a military band. Government members, officials and other guests also took part in the celebration. In addition, the event was attended by veterans and current defenders of Ukraine, soldiers of various military branches.
After raising the flag, the Ukrainian president awarded honorary names to a number of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard and the State Border Service.