Christmas trees will be installed in various districts of Kyiv, including on Sofia Square. However, this year there will be no mass events and concert programs in the capital.
Mayor of Kyiv Vitaliy Klitschko.
He noted that he communicates with the Ukrainian military every day. According to him, the fighters would like to see a Christmas tree in Kyiv and their children to have a New Year’s mood.
“We understand that mass events are prohibited in wartime. And they will not happen under any circumstances. But no one is going to cancel the New Year and Christmas, and the atmosphere of the New Year should be there. We cannot allow Putin to steal our Christmas. Despite different opinions from different parties – whether it is necessary or not – we turned to the business, which agreed not for budget money, but for its own funds, to install Christmas trees without New Year’s pathos,” Klitschko said.
The mayor noted that Kyiv will have several New Year locations in many areas of our city, including Sofia Square. Christmas trees will be installed on them.
“But we decided without mass events, without concert programs, without fast food. Only a Christmas tree will be installed to remind our children of the New Year’s spirit. You know, we don’t want to take away St. Nicholas from children…” Klitschko added.
It will be recalled that it was previously reported that the decision to install a New Year’s tree in the capital will be made after consultations with the defense forces.
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