Ukrainian National Pride

Video Transcript

The Ukrainians are very proud of their country and they feel like through the history of Ukraine it has been looked at by some of their neighbors as a subset, as not an actual nationality, and so to be able to say a few words in Ukrainian, even if they're just something you had learned, like a few phrases, is just another we talked about learning who Taras Shevchenko is or understanding the meaning of the tryzub. It gives you a little bit of a bond because the people look at you and say, 'This person is interested in us,' and so that helps.

A retired military service member talks about Ukrainian national pride.