A new cultural policy will become a weapon of Ukraine in the confrontation and attempts to blur national identity, said the Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko in the framework of the celebrations of the 201st anniversary of the birth of poet Taras Shevchenko.
"In order to wage an effective battle against the aggressor, it is necessary to develop a New cultural policy. That culture will be the first guarantee of the unity of Ukraine, will be our weapon against the attempts of the erosion of national identity " - quoted Poroshenko news Agency. According to Poroshenko, now culture " comes from museums and shops in the square and in the trenches." New Ukrainian culture do "artistic hundreds and activists in social networks is a new phenomenon that is today very clearly reflects the processes that are currently taking place in the country," says the head of Ukraine. However, he clarified that " the world needs Ukraine as the air." Kyiv authorities took the decision to go to the work of the great Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko to " raise the morale of the Ukrainians ". In Kiev, from 6 in the morning (07. 00 MSK) began continuous 18-hour radio marathon " Shevchenko mobilizes!", in the framework of which the leader, Prime Minister, speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, artists and participants of military operations in the East of the country will read the poems of the poet." This marathon will serve to raise the morale of Ukrainians, as well as among them by reading the poetry of Shevchenko and performance of the plant, which it very often come to mind, " explained first Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of culture of Ukraine Vyacheslav Kirilenko.