Ukraine celebrating 25th anniversary of independence
Ukraine is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its independence.
A military parade in the center of Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, is the main event organized to celebrate Independence Day.
Poroshenko names consolidation of Ukrainian citizens his priorityResidents of the regional centers can watch a military parade on Khreshchatyk Street on large screens installed in the main squares of their cities.
In addition, all regions of Ukraine will simultaneously perform the national anthem today.
Earlier today, state leaders congratulated Ukraine and its citizens on the holiday.
"Ukraine is 25! This is just the beginning!" Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wrote on Twitter.
Україні - 25!— Петро Порошенко (@poroshenko) August 24, 2016
Це лише початок! pic.twitter.com/jyD1MuD14f
"Congratulations on the Independence Day of Ukraine! Independence is the achievement that whole generations have struggled for. I believe in our victory!" Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman tweeted.
Вітаю з Днем Незалежності України! Незалежність - той здобуток, який виборювали цілі покоління.Вірю в нашу перемогу! pic.twitter.com/naaTB8Rv7H— Volodymyr Groysman (@VGroysman) August 24, 2016