In support of the initiative of radio marathon "Shevchenko mobilizes", the president read a poem "Prayer". "Russian special services are incessantly working to destabilize the situation in Ukraine, to strengthen external aggression with powerful internal destabilization, strife, quarrel. Therefore, this poem of Taras is our guiding light; every day I ask the Almighty to send us unity, brotherly kindness and concord," Poroshenko said. The president is sure that Ukrainians will win "with the wise words of Shevchenko".
He expressed belief that in order to effectively fight against the aggressor and strengthen the independence, it was necessary to develop an effective model of cultural policy. "Culture will become the first guarantee of Ukraine's unity. It will be our weapon in countering the attempts to blur national identity," the president is confident.
At the same time, the president said that culture "is leaving museums and coming to the streets and trenches". "Modern Ukrainian culture is being created by "artistic hundreds" and activists in social networks - modern phenomenon, which clearly reflects the processes in the country. It is important for us to see and support them," the president noted.
Petro Poroshenko has expressed belief that modern cultural policy would become both an instrument to win the enemy and an instrument to implement reforms. That's why it is an important part of the Strategy of Sustainable Development "Ukraine - 2020".