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Placed: 22.01.2013 15:08:35

Ukraine’s Unity and Freedom Day festively celebrated in Odessa

Festive ceremony of flowers laying to Taras Shevchenko and Ivan Franko monuments took place today, on January 22, on occasion of Ukraine’s Unity and Freedom Day. PICTURE STORY.

At 10 a.m. of January 22, 2013, festive ceremony of flowers laying to Taras Shevchenko monument was held in Odessa’s T.G. Shevchenko Central Park of Culture and Recreation.

At 11:00 p.m., flowers were laid to Ivan Franko monument at Alexandrovskiy Lane.

Municipal authorities, veterans and social organizations’ representatives, student and schoolchildren of Odessa were taking part in the ceremony.

“We celebrate a grand national holiday today. I am deeply convinced that Ukraine is a great state with a huge potential and big future. At the pedestal of the monument to Ivan Franko, it is written, “Let’s unite and fraternize”. This is the motto under which all the citizens of our country should live. On behalf of the City Mayor and management, I want to greet all the citizens of Odessa with this holiday and wish them health, peace and well-being”, said Odessa City First Deputy Mayor Nikolay Ilchenko.

On January 22, 1918, with its Fourth Universal, the Central Council announced the Ukrainian People’s Republic to be an independent and free State of the Ukrainian People. And on January 22, 1919, the act of Ukrainian People’s Republic and Western Ukrainian People’s Republic unification took place.







































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