In exclusive comments to the QHA news agency the Head of Kharkiv Regional State Administration Igor Rainin told how he sees the 25th anniversary of Ukraine's independence, as well as expressed his opinion on the contribution of the Crimean Tatars to the state development:

Ukraine succeeded as a state. The Ukrainian people have proved their unity. And you know the Crimean Tatars also set the tone in many ways. Here, at this very Square we celebrated the Day of the Crimean Tatar Flag.

Today we celebrate the great holiday that is important for both Kharkiv residents who are Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars. They are the dearest for us and the best ones. We study under the Crimean Tatar people how to express the will and spirit.

Congratulations! Let QHA news agency convey our congratulations to all Crimean Tatars. We are together!