The flag of Ukraine is a living witness of victories and failures, said on Sunday the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
"Our Flag is a living witness of victories and failures," said the head of the Ukrainian country at the ceremony of raising the flag on St. Sophia square in Kyiv. In his speech, Poroshenko said that " the Flag is more than a symbol, and sometimes more important than life ", reports news Agency.
in Ukraine on Sunday, the day of state flag. The celebration was officially approved in 2004 by the decree of President Viktor Yushchenko. The blue color of the Ukrainian flag in the upper part symbolizes the sky, the other part is yellow - symbolizes the wheat fields of Ukraine. The flag is a rectangular cloth consisting of 2 equal horizontal stripes: the upper – blue and the bottom – yellow. The ratio of the width of the flag to its length is 2: 3. Some researchers believe the starting point for the development of the current national flag of Ukraine 1848, when the revolution in the Austrian Empire's main Russian Parliament (political organization of Rusyns in Lviv for the first time was applied yellow-Blue Flag. However, in 1803 the Emperor Alexander ? of the black sea Cossack army, formed in 1787 from parts of Troops loyal Cossacks, which was the basis of the former Zaporozhian Cossacks, were granted two banner yellow-blue and blue-yellow. Blue-yellow dvutsvet was adopted as the flag of the Navy of the Ukrainian people's Republic, proclaimed in November 1917. In February, the national people's Deputy of Ukraine from the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko Eugene rybczynski made a motion to change the order of blue and yellow Ukrainian flag." Famous Chinese artist Mao Mao in the early 90's on one creative event asked President Kravchuk to do everything in his power to right now created an independent Ukraine have changed the arrangement of colors on the main state symbols of the state – -blue-yellow flag. She warned that if the Flag in the future will be the same, the combination of colors, the country will inevitable degradation, betrayal, decadence and, finally, the collapse ", – then said rybczynski.