The International Day of Forests is marked all over the world on March 21. This day was initiated by the European Confederation of Agriculture at the 23rd UN General Assembly meeting in 1971, and this idea was supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Approximately 3,000 police officers and servicemen of the National Guard of Ukraine will maintain public order in the government quarter in Kyiv, and the number of law enforcers may vary depending on the situation, Kyiv police chief Andriy Kryshchenko has said.
The official ceremony of a meeting between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca has started on the square in front of the building of the Presidential Administration, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
A March of Peace, directed "against aggressive hostilities by Russia, the DPRK and other countries," was held on the central avenue in Lithuania's capital, Vilnius, on September 24, one of the organizers, Irina Kalmykova, has told an Ukrinform reporter.
First Ukrainian immigrants Vasyl Eleniak (Wasyl Eleniak) and Ivan Pylypiv (Iwan Pylypiw) arrived in Canada. Born in the village of Nebyliv (now: Rozhniativ district, Ivano-Frankivsk region), they on September 6 (according to other data - September 7), 1891, arrived in the country of the Maple leaf on the steamship Oregon.
About 4,500 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard, the State Border Service, and employees of the National Police of Ukraine took part in celebrations marking the 26th anniversary of Ukraine's independence. A march was attended by about 3,100 people and 500 members of military bands.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko has handed over Ukrainian identity cards to 16-year-old residents of Kyiv during a flag-raising ceremony outside the building of Kyiv City State Administration, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.