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Ukrainians unfurl 1 km-long flag for Independence Day

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 01:05

Ukrainian tourists, volunteers and Odessa region residents unfurl 1 km-long national flag to celebrate Ukraine's Independence Day. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE - RESENDING SCRIPT TO IMPROVE HEADLINE ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Residents of Ukraine's touristic town of Zatoka in the Odessa region, along with beach-goers and local volunteers, unfurled on Monday (August 24) a one kilometer long national flag to celebrate Ukraine's Independence day. People wearing swimming suits and sunglasses flocked to the sandy beach on the side of the Black Sea to help hold up yellow and blue stripes. The event was followed by the Ukrainian navy orchestra playing the country's national anthem. According to the local media, the event in Zatoka followed unfurling of a 24-metre long Ukrainian flag in Odessa, that symbolised the 24 years of Ukraine's independence. The number of people taking part in the annual events celebrating Ukraine's independence from the Soviet Union have increased significantly during the last couple of years that followed toppling of pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovich. = Ukrainians unfurl 1 km-long for Independence Day Ukrainian tourists, volunteers and Odessa region residents unfurl 1 km-long national flag to celebrate Ukraine's Independence Day. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Ukrainians unfurl 1 km-long flag for Independence Day

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 01:05