Patriotic Parade: Thousands show off their Ukrainian 'Vyshyvanka' embroidered shirts in Odesa march

Participants in the procession chanted 'Glory to Ukraine' and sang the national anthem
12:07, 22 May 2016

Some 2,000 people marched through central Odesa on May 21 as part of a  'Vyshyvanka' march.

Activists chanted "Glory to Ukraine – Glory to the heroes!!”, "Glory to the heroes of May 2," "Heavenly hundred thrice Glory" and “Don Embroideries, if you love the native land".

The column was formed near the "Passage", and then moved along the Deribasovskaya Street, past the Opera House to the Duma area. Near City Hall marchers sang a song from the repertoire of "Okean Elzy", and then moved on to the Primorsky Boulevard, Vorontsov colonnade, where sang the national anthem of Ukraine.

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