"One country - two flags": Solemn procession to the Day of the Crimean Tatar flag
Among the participants of the action were members of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, cultural figures, Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar activists.
Hundreds of Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians gathered at Bessarabska Square in Kyiv
"The flag of the Crimean Tatar people is a symbol of freedom, unbowed will and struggle, for me this holiday is an occasion to acquaint everyone with our culture and unite the Crimean Tatar people," said Crimean Tatar activist Rustem Abduramanov
Unfolding the main national relic of the Crimean Tatar people, the participants of the action marched along Khreshchatyk to Independence Square
The march participants unfolded the world's largest Crimean Tatar flag
The size of the flag is 39 by 6 meters
"The Crimean Tatar flag is one of the symbols of our invincibility and perseverance in protecting our rights and building a structure within which we realize the right to self-determination," said the Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar peop
Following the march on Maidan Nezalezhnosti a planned solemn meeting took place
For the first time, the Crimean Tatars celebrated the National Flag Day in 2010.
Then, on June 26, at the fifth Qurultay, a decision was made to celebrate this day every year as the Day of the Crimean Tatar flag.
Every year on June 26 in the capital of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Simferopol, as well as in other cities solemn events were held in which hundreds of people took part.
Mufti of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Ukraine "UMMA" Said Ismagilov
After the annexation of the Crimea by Russia, all actions supported by the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and Crimean Tatar communities began to take place on the mainland of Ukraine.
Mufti of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (DUM ARC) Ayder Rustamov
Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov