In the Kherson region, an action was held in honor of the Day of Resistance to the Russian Occupation of Crimea - activists lifted a Ukrainian flag with messages for local residents in the air towards the occupied peninsula. This is reported by Krym.Realii.
"On February 28, Ukrainian activists at the administrative border in the Kherson region lifted in the air a Ukrainian flag with messages for Crimeans in the direction of the Russian-occupied Crimea. The action is dedicated to the Day of Resistance to the Russian Occupation of the Peninsula," the message says.
According to the coordinators, the flag of 20 by 6 meters, sewn by a displaced person from Yasinovata, was kept for several days in the Crimean House in Kyiv, where everyone could leave their wishes and appeals on it.
According to one of the coordinators of the action, Ismail Ramazanov, the leaders of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov and Ilmi Umerov also wrote their appeals on the flag.
On February 28, the flag was attached to balloons and launched from Kalanchak to Crimea.
A few days ago, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree on certain measures aimed at de-occupation and reintegration of the Crimean peninsula. In addition, the head of state addressed the residents of the annexed peninsula in Russian and urged them to return home.