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Ukrainians form symbolic human chain for Unity Day (PHOTOS)

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People walk the Paton Bridge from the west bank of the Dnipro River to meet with those walking from the east bank in the middle of the bridge as a symbol of Ukraine's unity on Jan. 22 in Kyiv.
Photo by Kostyantyn Chernichkin

On Jan. 22, more than 100 people gathered on the Paton Bridge in Kyiv to mark Unity Day. They stood in a human chain that symbolically connected left and right banks of Dnipro River.

In this way, the participants honored the unification agreement that was signed on this day in 1919 by the Ukrainian People’s Republic and the Western Ukrainian People’s Republic on the St. Sophia Square in Kyiv. The agreement aimed to create a unified Ukrainian state.

The participants of the celebration also held candles to commemorate people who died in Russia’s war in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donbas.

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