Ukrainian flag tethered to balloons flies over Russian-occupied Horlivka on May 9 (Video)

15:59, 10 May 2018
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An illustrative image / Photo from UNIAN

The flag was launched by Ukrainian patriots, the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation press center reported.

"The national Ukrainian flag whose size was 10 x 6 meters was launched over the territory of the occupied Horlivka by volunteers, servicemen of the Joint Forces, residents and schoolchildren of the town of Svitlodarsk," it said.

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The Ukrainian flag ascended to the sky with the help of helium-filled balloons, which were also yellow and blue.

This National Flag initiative was performed for the second year in a row to remind that Donbas is Ukraine.

On May 9 Ukraine marked the victory over Nazism in World War II.

The Russian occupation of Ukraine began in April 2014.

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