Flags to be flown on campuses on 24 February in support of Ukraine

Friday 24 February marks the one-year anniversary of Russia starting its full-scale aggression against Ukraine. Finland strongly condemns Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine. The Finnish Government will show its support to Ukraine by flying the Finnish and Ukrainian flags on 24 February.

Finnish flags will  be flown also on the campuses of the University of Oulu: Linnanmaa campus and Kontinkangas campus.

Anyone can raise a flag in support of Ukraine. The flag can be the Finnish flag, the Ukrainian flag or both. It is customary to show the flag of another country the same respect as the Finnish flag. The Ministry of the Interior recommends that people follow the same principles as with flying the Finnish flag. Flags are to be raised at 8.00 in the morning and lowered at sunset.

When the flags of both Finland and Ukraine are raised on adjacent poles, the Finnish flag is placed on the left side as seen by the viewer, which in heraldry is considered the side of greater honour.

Read the Finnish Government´s press release.

Last updated: 24.2.2023