Victor Yushchenko took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony at LUKOIL
Odessa Refinery and took a tour of the reconstructed facility.
In his speech during the ceremony President Yushchenko noted that the
facility is very important for Ukraine, for as Odesa Regional
Administration head Mykola Serdyuk mentioned, the refinery is capable
of bringing around 147 million hryvnyas to the Ukrainian budget
annually with 12 million coming directly to Odesa regional budget.
Addressing LUKOIL's President Vagit Alekperov, Victor Yushchenko said
that the Ukrainian side highly appreciates company's activity in our
country. From his part Mr. Alekperov assured those present that the
refinery shall be producing oil products of the best European quality.
"I am sure the refinery will be working for welfare of Ukraine", - he