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Odesa  >  News  >  Society
Ukraines Unity and Freedom Day festively celebrated in Odesa
Jan 23 2013, 16:20

ODESA, JANUARY 23th, 2013, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE ― Ukraines Unity and Freedom Day festively has been celebrated in Odesa, Context-Prichernomorie correspondent reports.

Festive ceremony of flowers laying to Taras Shevchenko and Ivan Franko monuments took place yesterday, 22 January, on occasion of Ukraines Unity and Freedom Day.

At 10 a.m. of January 22, 2013, festive ceremony of flowers laying to Taras Shevchenko monument was held in Odesas 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, students and schoolchildren of Odesa 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, Lets 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 Odesa City First Deputy Mayor Mykola Ilchenko.

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

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