“Give Vyshyvanka to Defender”


On May 21, 2015, Ukraine will celebrate Vyshyvanka Day for the ninth year in a row.

 This year an All-Ukrainian campaign Give Vyshyvanka to Defender was timed to this day held under the auspices of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine.

Deputy Minister Tetiana Popova was the first to join the campaign by ordering special T-shirts embroidered with national symbols for servicemen of the 81st brigade.

“On a personal note, Ms. Popova started. I would like to admit that an oak leaf image for vyshyvankas (embroidered shirt) was not chosen randomly for our soldiers. It symbolizes longevity and patience, bodily and spiritual maturity. We want our Heroes to bear the talismans of the life-giving force of their origin”.

Advisor to the Minister of Defense of Ukraine and a well-known volunteer Tetiana Rychkova who has been helping the Armed Forces of Ukraine since the beginning of the anti-terrorist operation highly appreciated the initiative to gift vyshyvankas to soldiers and admitted an aesthetic attractiveness of embroidered T-shirts for the 81st brigade.

The initiator and organizer of the campaign timed to Vyshyvanka Day soldier Oleksandr Tkachuk also shared his impressions: “I imagine my chums fight in ATO area wearing vyshyvankas. This is going to be very symbolically in terms of history and identity. This is going to inspire the guys and fill them with strength for the victory. Furthermore, a soldiers wearing vyshyvanka will form a clear visual image of Ukrainian defender”.

Everyone willing to join the campaign in Kyiv are offered to hand over vyshyvankas for our Heroes to the office of the Ministry of Information Policy until 20.00, May 18, 2015, at the address: 15 Symona Petliury St., Kyiv

 All vyshyvankas will be handed over to soldiers at the front line.