HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED IN KANSALAISTORI TO CREATE HUGE LIVE MAP OF UKRAINE
Ukrainians, Finns, and foreigners stood side by side forming the shape of Ukraine in its true borders – with Crimea, Donbas, and other temporarily occupied regions. With the sounds of Ukrainian Anthem participants raised blue and yellow sheets of paper, symbolically unfolding the national flag on the whole territory of Ukraine. The flash mob was photographed and filmed from the drone. Hundreds of people participated.
The Ukrainian Association in Finland organized this event to honor the Independence day of Ukraine, which was on the 24th of August. The organizers hope that pictures of the flash mob will be spread as a visual greeting to Ukraine. They intend to assure that Finland will stand with Ukraine in its fight for independence and integrity.
“The map of Ukraine with all its territories is deeply symbolic. We believe that every single city or village, every piece of Ukrainian land will be liberated from russian occupiers and our country will be free and united again”, – says Nadiia Fedorova from the Association. “In this battle for freedom we need strong support from our friends and we hope that Finnish people will stay with Ukraine up until the victory”.