KYIV (QHA) -

To the Day of the Crimean Tatar National Flag the Ministry of Information Policy launches an information campaign "Two flags - one country". The campaign aims to get Ukrainians acquainted with the traditional symbols of the Crimean Tatars, First Deputy Minister of Information Policy Emine Dzhaparova told a press conference to the National Flag Day.

- This day is the day of our political and cultural identity. The Day of the Crimean Tatar National Flag is more solemn than the tragic Day of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatar People on May, 18. Therefore it is important to tell Ukraine and Ukrainians about our holidays, said Dzhaparova.

The Crimean Tatar flag is blue with a tamga - the emblem of the Giray Khan dynasty. Dzhaparova added that for the Crimean Tatars the blue color symbolizes freedom and purity of life.

- The Crimean Tatar flag is always near the Ukrainian flag. It is fundamental for us. It is a moment of respect for our state - Ukraine. As well as all the events of 2014, when the Crimean Tatars were putting up resistance along with the Ukrainians, we saw that all the events were held under the banner of the Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar flags. Even now the Crimean Tatar youth has an idea that the Crimean Tatar flag symbolizes Ukraine in Crimea. Seeing the Crimean Tatar flag, you realize that this is Ukraine, above all.

The Day of the Crimean Tatar National Flag is celebrated on June, 26.

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