President honors those who heroically hoisted Ukraine`s flag

18:16, 23 August 2006
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In Ternopil (1973) and Kyiv (1966)

Victor Yushchenko told journalists Wednesday he insisted on the rehabilitation of those who heroically hoisted Ukraine’s flag in 1973 in Ternopil oblast, according to the President’s press-office.

“The history of the flag has many courageous and enlightening stories and events. I am happy we are celebrating this day,” he said. 

The President said our flag united the whole Ukrainian community: “It symbolizes our national aspirations, which are being formed throughout Ukraine for the sake of the country`s solidarity and integrity, for the sake of Ukraine,” he said.

On August 18, the Head of State signed a decree to decorate those who raised the flag in Ternopil (1973) and Kyiv (1966) with the Order of Courage.

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