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Ukraine celebrates Day of National Unity 22 January 2019, 19:41

It's been exactly 100 years since the Act of Unity of the Ukrainian and the Western Ukrainian People's Republics was proclaimed. The venue of this historical event was Sofiyska Square in Kyiv.

The Act of Unity gave life to a state that briefly but fiercely fought for independence and ceased to be in less than a year after that. Despite the fact that Ukraine lost its statehood in that struggle, this particular day is still celebrated as the Day of the National Unity.