Copyright © 2024 Euromaidanpress.com

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

The History of the Ukrainian National Flag (Infographics)

The History of the Ukrainian Flag (Infographic: @Visuals_UA on Twitter)
The History of the Ukrainian Flag (Infographic: @Visuals_UA on Twitter)
The History of the Ukrainian National Flag (Infographics)
Article by: @Visuals_UA on Twitter
Edited by: A. N.
Historical fact: The first documented instance of the blue and yellow colors being used in Ukrainian national symbolism was the Battle of Tannenberg in 1410 on the banners of the troops of Lviv and Peremyshl Voivodeship.

The evolution of the flags of the Ukrainian nation:

  • 1410 — Flag of Lviv land in the Battle of Tanneberg described by Polish chronicler Jan Długosz
  • 1649-1764 — Flag of arms of the Cossack Hetmanate (Zaporizhzhian Host)
  • 1848 — During the Spring of the Nations a blue and yellow banner was adopted by the Main Ruthenian Council as a national flag
  • 1917-1920 — Flag of Ukrainian People’s Republic
  • 1939 — Flag of Carpatho-Ukraine
  • 1991 — The blue and yellow flag was provisionally adopted by Verkhovna Rada for official ceremonies
  • 1992 — The blue and yellow flag was officially adopted as the National Flag of the Ukrainian state
  • 1996 — The State Flag of Ukraine defined by the Constitution of Ukraine as a “banner of two equally-sized horizontal bands of blue and yellow colour”
  • 2003 — Ukraine celebrates the first Day of the National Flag established by the Decree of the President of Ukraine as August 23.

 

Ukrainian national flags shot at by Russian invaders but still flying over damaged gravestones of Ukrainian soldiers at the Yatsevo cemetery in Chernihiv after breaking the Russian siege. April 6, 2022. The Russo-Ukrainian War 2014-present. Photo: Stas Yurchenko via FB.
Ukrainian national flags shot at by Russian invaders but still flying over damaged gravestones of Ukrainian soldiers at the Yatsevo cemetery in Chernihiv after breaking the Russian siege over the city. April 6, 2022. The Russo-Ukrainian War 2014-present. Photo: Stas Yurchenko via FB.

 

Edited by: A. N.
You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here


    Will the West continue to support Ukraine?
    • Know what moves the world.
    • Stay informed with Kompreno.
    • Get quality journalism from across Europe.
    Special discount
    for Euromaidan Press readers
    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!

    Related Posts