Kyiv celebrates Day of Unity
Hundreds of Ukrainians have joined together to form a human chain across the Dnipro River in Kyiv to mark the 1919 Unification Act of the Ukrainian National Republic and the short-lived Western Ukrainian National Republic. In a statement to mark the Day of Unity on January 22, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that in the modern world the feeling of a nation as a whole arises not only through common traditions, culture and religion, but also because of the values that are “acceptable to every corner of Ukraine.” The statement said: “To be strong, one must become one. To become one, one must be strong. We need to keep that in mind.” Mr. Zelenskyy’s statement comes amid efforts to reinvigorate the moribund peace process with Russia, which has created uncertainty and division within Ukraine.