Ukrainian women dressed in embroidered shirts walk along Rome streets
On the occasion of the World Vyshyvanka (Ukrainian embroidered shirt) Day, the Ukrainian women held a creative event in the historic part of the Italian capital, according to Ukrinform.
Oles Horodetsky posted this on his Facebook page.
Twelve Ukrainian beauties in national costumes walked in an improvised fashion parade from the Colosseum to the Piazza di Spagna, showing the Ukrainian traditions to the residents and guests of Rome.
The main goal of the parade was to popularize the embroidered costumes and remind the world that people are still dying in such a beautiful European country – Ukraine – as a result of the Russian aggression.
According to the initiator of the event, chairwoman of the Congress of Ukrainians of Italy Mariana Tril, the action was a success. “The Ukrainians of Rome thus not only joined the celebration of the World Vyshyvanka Day but also acquainted the Italians with the Ukrainian culture. Our national traditions are extremely rich, let’s tell other peoples about them!” noted the activist, thanking all the participants.
The event was organized by the Congress of Ukrainians of Italy and the EuroMaidan-Rome organizing committee.
Photos by Marì Kornilevska and Alesya Tataryn
China ready to participate in building nuclear fuel production facilities in Ukraine – Energy Ministry
China is ready to participate in the construction of facilities for nuclear fuel production in Ukraine, the press service of the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry of Ukraine reported following the talks within the framework of the One Belt, One Road forum in Beijing, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Interfax-Ukraine.
“China has expressed interest in the joint implementation of the investment project based at the mine, which is being constructed at the Novokostiantynivske uranium ore deposit, and is ready to take part in the construction of production facilities in Ukraine to manufacture fuel assemblies for Ukrainian nuclear power plants,” the press service said.
As reported, Energy and Coal Industry Minister of Ukraine Ihor Nasalyk has said Westinghouse and a French company were interested in building a factory for nuclear fuel production in Ukraine.
Eurovision 2017: President Poroshenko thanks organizers, hosts
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has met with the organizers and hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest and thanked them for the successful organization of the event, Joinfo.com reports with reference to UNIAN.
“My sincere congratulations to you all. The Eurovision 2017 was organized at a very high level. This is the result of a very efficient coordination and interaction of your and our teams,” Poroshenko said, the report says. The president thanked for the great work to prepare, organize and host the song contest at a proper level.
“This is not only the issue of design and creative solutions but also the issue of ensuring security of the participants and guests. I am very glad that we managed to organize everything at a high level. This allowed our guests to feel comfortable. Thousands of people were engaged to create the positive image of Ukraine. And it seems to me we have succeeded,” Poroshenko said.
“It is a great pleasure that my team and my wife were involved in the contest. Maryna took part in the Eurovision opening ceremony, a great number of Ukrainian volunteers assisted in organizing and holding this wonderful competition,” the president noted. He also expressed hope that thousands of foreign guests who visited Kyiv enjoyed the level of organization of the contest and hospitality of the Ukrainian capital.
“Despite Russian aggression and Russian occupation, Ukrainians and the Ukrainian authorities demonstrated their hospitality and made everything they could to organize a truly wonderful event,” Poroshenko said and expressed gratitude to Ukrainian singer Jamala for having brought the Eurovision to Ukraine.
Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest Jon Ola Sand also noted the contest in Kyiv had been arranged at an extremely high level: “Each year we have certain negative feedback or complaints: either about transport or logistics, security or other aspects. But the Eurovision in Kyiv was held flawlessly. We didn’t have any problems. Everything was organized by the Ukrainian party at the top level,” he said.
Speaking on behalf of the European Broadcasting Union, member of the EBU Administrative Board Pavlo Grytsak thanked the president for the wonderful organization of the contest.
“This is a great international event with thousands of foreigners who visited Ukraine. One of the most popular shows with many challenges and risks, particularly in the sphere of security. And the fact is that a wonderful job was done for all journalists, contestants and fans to feel hospitality of Kyiv and stay in comfortable conditions. I am grateful to the Ukrainian government and to you, Mr. President, for a significant support,” he emphasized.
“Despite concerns of skeptics about possible threats, I am proud that we have held this wonderful event. Nobody could stop us,” the president noted and invited everyone to visit the UEFA Champions League Final that will take place in Kyiv in May 2018.
It should be recalled that Salvador Sobral from Portugal won the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Amar Pelos Dois’.