Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

Audrey J. Powers
Volunteers wearing vyshyvankas invite people to embroider Ukrainian attire during celebration of the Vyshyvanka Day in Odesa, Ukraine, on May 19.
Volunteers wearing vyshyvankas invite men and women to embroider Ukrainian attire all through celebration of the Vyshyvanka Day in Odesa, Ukraine, on Might 19. (Vladimir Shtanko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Photographs)

Ukraine’s regular white embroidered shirt, called a vyshyvanka, is a symbol of solidarity with Ukraine and Ukrainian lifestyle — even much more so given that Russia invaded the state on Feb. 24. 

On Vyshyvanka Working day this calendar year, the Ukrainian traditional shirt has taken heart phase online at the time once more, as messages and pictures of solidarity are pouring in, from humans and animals alike. 

“Now I celebrate the vibrant and rich Ukrainian society by sporting a Vyshyvanka,” reported European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on her official Twitter account on Thursday, together a picture showing her carrying a vyshyvanka. “Each 3rd Thursday of May possibly, people today don this regular fabric as an expression of unity and countrywide identity. In these difficult moments, we stand with our Ukrainian buddies.”

“Right now, on #VyshyvankaDay, I be part of Ukrainians close to the environment in their tradition to have on a #vyshyvanka. Ukrainians’ fight for liberty is our battle way too,” mentioned European Parliament President Roberta Metsola on her official Twitter feed as well. 

UNICEF Ukraine, together with a image demonstrating two Ukrainian new child twins, also marked the working day, creating “Happy #VyshyvankaDay from these two cuties born in #Kharkiv 💙#ForEveryChild, a peaceful and nutritious life.”

Professional boxer Wladimir Klitschko and his brother, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko, posed on social media carrying their vyshyvankas.

“Pleased Vyshyvanka Day, good friends!” mentioned Wladimir. “Today an embroidered shirt is a single of the symbols of our people heroic combat for freedom. It is also an ingredient of recognition of the Ukrainians in the world. I’m generally proud to be Ukrainian! And primarily these days. Glory to Ukraine! Glory to its heroes!”

The Ukrainian Crisis Products and services highlighted a image of one of its most dedicated staffers, the pet Patron, wearing a vyshyvanka as well. 

“Maintaining traditions, now our Patron modified his ‘armor’ to an embroidered shirt! Seems great, what do you assume?” the company explained on its official Twitter account Thursday.

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