The President and Vice-President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen and Margaritis Schinas, joined the action in Brussels in honor of the Independence Day of Ukraine on August 24.
"Proud, emotional moment of unfurling the Ukrainian flag on the Grand Place of Brussels together with the Ukrainian Society of Belgium. Today we look to the future. A future where our Ukrainian friends can live in a free and independent Ukraine, von der Leyen commented.
A proud, emotional moment as we unfurl the Ukrainian flag in the Grand-Place of Brussels, with the Ukrainian community of Belgium.< br>— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) August 24, 2022
Today we all look towards the future.
A future where our Ukrainian friends can live in a free and independent Ukraine.
Slava Ukraini! pic.twitter.com/wXNlCjnieX
She published a video in which she took part in the unfurling of the national flag of Ukraine.
Vice-President of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas called the action "a significant moment of the celebration of the Independence Day of Ukraine."
"We stand side by side with this proud nation that is fighting for its freedom and dignity, as well as for our values and the European model of society," he added.
A great moment of celebrating Ukraine's Independence Day at Brussels' Grand Place, the beating heart of Europe, together with @vonderleyen.— Margaritis Schinas (@MargSchinas) August 24, 2022
We stand by this proud nation fighting for its freedom and dignity as well as for our values and a European model of society. pic.twitter.com/CXG6sCSHdF