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Ambassador of Spain in Ukraine Silvia Josefina Cortés Martín, Belgiam Ambassador to Ukraine Alex Lenaerts, and British Ambassador to Ukraine Judith Gough recited poems of outstanding Ukrainian poet and artist Taras Shevchenko on the 205th anniversary of his birth.

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The diplomats recited their favorite poems by Taras Shevchenko in their native languages in the studio of the UATV channel.

The ambassadors from Denmark, Lithuania, France, Slovakia, Sweden, Canada and Iran joint the initiative as well.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on March 9, Ukrainians mark the 205th anniversary of the birth of Ukrainian poet and artist Taras Shevchenko.

His literary heritage is regarded to be the foundation of modern Ukrainian literature and, to a large extent, the modern Ukrainian language. Shevchenko is also known for many masterpieces as a painter and an illustrator. In 1847 Shevchenko was politically convicted for writing in the Ukrainian language, promoting the independence of Ukraine.