On 23 August, the Day of State flag of Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko arrived at the Dnieper river to raise the blue and yellow flag 12 by 18 meters and weighing up to 23 kg on a flagpole with a height of 72 meters. The size of flag and height of uplift was recorded by the representatives of the Ukrainian Book of records.
“When a few weeks ago, I reported to his office, his team, that this year, the traditional flag raising will be held not in Kiev, and in the river, no one even asked why. Because it is absolutely clear. Because the Dnieper river. And that’s it, – said Petro Poroshenko. – In the Dnieper river in the area in the spring of 2014 there was a fundamental change in our struggle with the Russian plans for the dismemberment and destruction of Ukraine. The inhabitants of this land, the heirs of Cossack glory, one of the first came to the defense of the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of our state. Here, and not born, ignominiously died of the so-called Novorossiya”.
“This flag represents the whole might of our country, people. The power of the spirit. Will. Independence. Decided that this record should certainly be in the river. Because it is the town-guard, Outpost for the whole country”, – said Valentin Reznichenko, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional state administration.
According to Reznichenko, a place for such a facility was not chosen randomly.
“Next is the first Museum in Ukraine ATO. We have made it internal and external exposure, we have created the Alley of memory of heroes of the atoms in the square near the regional administration. The third element of our Patriotic program this flag. Since the beginning of the war, we began to take a different attitude to the state symbols. Strive to be known and loved since childhood,” said Reznichenko.
According to Petro Poroshenko, the flag, regardless of language and religion, unites all together.
“Under the blue-and-yellow flowers from generation to generation we, Ukrainians, have been fighting for their freedom and the freedom of Ukraine. Important for the army and missiles and guns and tanks and planes. But just as important our Ukrainian Flag. Flag all leads us to victory. Must do everything possible to blue-yellow Flag originally flew over the whole Ukraine”, – said the President of Ukraine.
According to the project of Dnipropetrovsk regional state administration, around the flag pole to equip a recreation area. To flag the record holder was easily seen and at night it is illuminated by eight spotlights.