On February 16, the Decree of the President of Ukraine (No. 53 of February 14, 2022) declared the Day of Unity to strengthen the consolidation of the Ukrainians, strengthen their resilience against the background of growing hybrid threats, propaganda and moral and psychological pressure on public consciousness.
The State Flag of Ukraine was hoisted at the Odessa National Medical University, as well as throughout the country, to show its unity, and at 10 am the National Anthem performed by students and teachers was played in all the classrooms and in the lobby of the Main Building.
Valeria Ladyzhenska, the head of the ONMedU students’ trade union, initiated an event to ensure media literacy among educators on combating hybrid threats and advocacy.
In her report, Valeria spoke about the ability to use information, to distinguish reality from fiction, to choose the right and true information. She also noted that in connection with the recent situation in our country, the main thing for every Ukrainian is not to panic and not to react to information provocations. “This is how we can help our state,” said the head of the student union. In his report, Mykola Kulachynskyi, a lecturer at the Department of Social Sciences, interestingly and vividly reminded of the significant events in the history of Ukraine and called on students to be worthy of our great ancestors.
Vice-Rector for Quality Valentyna Protsenko emphasized in her speech: “Today the whole country celebrates an extremely important event – the Day of Unity of Ukrainians, the purpose of which is to show that we are united. We, Ukrainians, are proud to speak about this to the whole world, because our strength is in unity. Let’s unite, Ukrainians! “