“We never recognize foreign colors on our land and are always ready to defend the blue-yellow flag”
On National Flag Day, on August 23, 2022, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy took part in the solemn ceremony of raising the blue-yellow flag.
“The combination of two colors that we incredibly love, cherish, and never exchange for any other. We never recognize other people’s colors on our land and in our sky. And we are always ready to defend our blue-yellow flag,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The President expressed his belief that the blue-yellow flag will fly again where it should be — in all temporarily occupied cities and villages of Ukraine, including Crimea. “There will be a blue and yellow flag. In Crimea. In Yalta, in Kerch, Dzhankoy, Simferopol, on Ai-Petri. Ukrainian flag and the flag of the Crimean Tatars. And no matter how someone tries to twist history, these colors are historically associated with Crimea,” Zelenskyy emphasized.