"Today I joined the 22PushupChalleng Flashmob to support ATO veteran, I got this call from Kyiv patrol police. This is an action in support of Ukrainian soldiers, veterans who have returned from the east of Ukraine. Its aim is to draw attention to the problems of civilian life adaptation of military men," Kyiv Mayor said.
"I am convinced that every Ukrainian must be strong and healthy to protect himself, his family and his country," Vitali Klitschko said.
He also passed the baton to his brother - Vladimir Klitschko, who, according to the mayor of Kyiv, will be able to extend this action in support of the Ukrainian military outside Ukraine.
Ukrainian Facebook is stuffed with videos of pushups in January: state officials, military men, sportspeople are taking part in PushupChallenge – a flashmob, initiated by the US marine Andrew Nguyen, a founder of a number of veteran organizations, in 2013. The 2013 research showed that 22 veterans commit suicide in the USA every day. 7403 US veterans committed suicide in 2014 in the country.
The key point of the flashmob is to perform 22 pushups during 22 days in a row. However, the rules are sketchy. One can do as much pushups within their reach. All pushups count – knee, wall and table pushups.