Monday, April 27, 2009

President honors Chornobyl disaster liquidators

On the 23rd anniversary of Chornobyl disaster President Victor Yushchenko took part in flower laying ceremony near the monument “To Heroes of Chornobyl” and later, in a commemorative liturgy for those lost in the tragedy.

Among other participants of the event were Verkhovna Rada Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn, National Security and Defense Council Secretary Rayisa Bohatyryova, Defense Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov, Minister for Emergencies Volodymyr Shandra, Deputy Chief of President’s Staff Andriy Kyslynsky, other officials, liquidators of the disaster, relatives of those who died in it.