Poroshenko: Will be difficult to make Ukrainian flag reappear over occupied cities

12:34, 23 August 2016
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It will be a daunting task to make the national flag reappear in the occupied cities and towns of Donbas and Crimea, according to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

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"It will be an extremely difficult task for us to make our flag reappear over the cities of Donetsk, Luhansk, Simferopol and Sevastopol," Poroshenko said during a ceremony to mark the raising of the national flag at Sofia Square in Kyiv, according to a UNIAN correspondent.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko earlier congratulated the country on the Day of the National Flag.

"Blue-yellow color and chevrons are a symbol of the courage of our defenders," the president stated in a congratulatory message posted on Facebook.

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