As part of the Ukraine 30 forum, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and First Lady Olena Zelenska presented the concept of celebrating Ukraine’s Independence Day.
UA informs about it.
According to the head of state, there will be “not just a big parade, huge fireworks, and a big concert”, but an opportunity to understand what we have learned over the years of independence.
“This is what the celebration is dedicated to. 10 main events, 10 key achievements, 10 important conclusions, and together – 30 years of independence and one dream for the next years. The struggle for independence lasted more than one day, therefore, we will celebrate the victory” – said the President.
A week before Independence Day, the original Pylyp Orlyk’s 1710 Constitution will be brought to Ukraine for the first time. Starting August 16, everyone will be able to see it in St. Sophia Cathedral.
On August 22, the memory of the killed soldiers in Donbas will be honored. In addition, a new award “National Legend” will be introduced. It can be obtained for a significant contribution to the development of Ukraine.
On August 23, a Monument to the Unity of Ukraine will be unveiled at the geographical center of Ukraine. The first summit of the “Crimean Platform” will also take place, 29 states have confirmed their participation in it.
In addition, a Summit of First Ladies and Gentlemen is planned, which will be initiated by wife of the President of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska. The event will take place in the National Reserve “Sophia Kyivska”.
The military parade will be held on August 24.
“For the first time in 30 years of Ukraine’s independence, events are planned with the participation of all forces of the security and defense sector of Ukraine and partner countries” – Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
Besides, on August 24, a charity concert of the Italian singer Andrea Bocelli will take place. The funds will go to the construction of the Museum of Contemporary Art – Museum of Ivan Marchuk.
In the evening of August 24 a festive show “Independence is in our DNA. The Independence Day of the Country” is planned at the NSC Olimpiyskiy. It will be attended by pop stars, opera and ballet dancers, as well as a symphony orchestra.