Category Archives: Independence

Ukrainian veterans hold record parallel parade in face of meek official Independence Day celebrations

ALYA SHANDRA For the second time since the start of the Russo-Ukrainian war in 2014, there was no military parade in Kyiv on Independence Day, 24 August 2020. So Ukrainian veterans self-organized and held their own 20,000-strong march in Kyiv. President Zelenskyy took part in official celebrations on Sofiyivska Ploshcha, starting with a ceremony honoring soldiers killed in hostilities in

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“Pop Sabbath with a Russian flavor”. Sentsov on official events for Independence Day with Zelensky’s participation

Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director and former political prisoner of Russia, reacted critically to the celebrations of the official part of the Independence Day celebrations . He posted his thoughts on the celebration on Facebook. According to him, the official event on Sofia Square ” very well illuminates what is happening in the head of the president, his entourage, and their supporters.” He called

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Massive March of Defenders held in Kyiv (Photo)

Celebrating the 29th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence, thousands of activists were also seen holding posters “Independence is no joke.” Veterans of Ukraine-Russia war in Donbas along with volunteers who have been helping the Army throughout the six years of Russian aggression, as well as widows and children of fallen Ukrainian troops took to city streets hailing Ukraine’s independence. The defenders

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Independence, collective farm psychology, unjustified euphoria and depression

Oleg Pokalchuk It is difficult and sacrificial, to defend the Ukrainian cause on a daily basis, without waiting for recognition and awards, to defend rather abstract moral categories – this is the vocation of the few. But it inspires others and keeps them conscious. On the eve of the 29th anniversary of Independence, Media Detector asked journalists, publicists and experts what

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