Opening the meeting President Yanukovych congratulated the athletes, who brought 5 gold, 6 silver and 8 bronze medals from the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics, thus making the team fifth among the 44 participating countries.
"This is a great victory and, certainly, a great joy. You proved once again that Ukrainians can win", he said.
The President expressed his gratitude to all, who contributed to the success of our team: athletes, coaches, doctors and administrative staff.
At the end of the meeting President Yanukovych conferred state decorations to the athletes.