March 17, 2017

Ukraine’s Embassy, Ukrainian community pay homage to Taras Shevchenko

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Embassy of Ukraine in the United States

WASHINGTON – On March 9, the day of the 203rd anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko, the Embassy of Ukraine together with the Ukrainian community (seen above) honored his memory by laying flowers near the monument of the Kobzar in Washington. Ukraine’s Ambassador to the U.S. Valeriy Chaly in his address to the participants said that a few years ago no one could imagine that in the 21st century we would be facing a war once again to defend the independence, freedom and territorial integrity of Ukraine. The advice that Shevchenko left for us such as dignity, freedom and love to our country, today help us in our current struggle, he noted. In the most difficult and tragic moments, we remember that “truth, will and God are on our side,” as written by Ukraine’s greatest poet, the ambassador added. The president of the Ukrainian World Congress, Eugene Czolij, also addressed the audience. The highlight of the ceremony was the reading of Shevchenko’s poems by a Ukrainian boy from Delaware.

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