"We tend to learn history and learn from the mistakes of our ancestors. The assertion of independence is the responsibility of our generation ... The fate of the state depends on each of us, but the main guarantors are the Armed Forces, the National Guard and other security agencies that protect the country from Russian aggression," he said.
Today, the Ukrainians celebrate the Day of the National Flag. The holiday was instituted by 2nd President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma in 2004.
In recent years, the day has seen a number of solemn, explanatory and educational events dedicated to the history of the National Flag and other state symbols of Ukraine, thematic conferences, and round table meetings being held throughout the country.