Thursday, March 18, 2010

President Yanukovych: On Victory Day joint naval parade of Ukrainian Naval Force and Russian Black Sea Fleet will be held in Sevastopol

As Viktor Yanukovych has stated in Crimea today, in the coming days he will sign a Decree on celebration of the 65th anniversary of the Great Victory, in particular, the conduct of military parades in the Hero Cities of Ukraine.

"I think it will be correct to hold a joint parade with Russia in the Hero City Sevastopol", the President said.

President Yanukovych emphasized that the worthy celebration of victory in Great Patriotic War has not only military-patriotic, but also moral and ethical value for Ukrainians.

According to Viktor Yanukovych, he has already instructed Minister of Defense Michael Yezhel to prepare suggestions on the procedure of conducting the parades in the Hero Cities of Crimea – Kerch and Sevastopol.

"We will try to take this into account in the Decree, as well as solution of social problems of the WWII veterans", said the President of Ukraine.

The President has stressed that such public relief and benefits will be synchronized and equivalent in the relevant Decrees of Ukrainian, Belarusian and Russian Presidents.

Speaking about bilateral relations between Ukraine and Russia, Viktor Yanukovych has said that the Ukrainian-Russian Interstate Commission resumed its work, and already in May the President of Russia will make an official visit to Ukraine.

"During this visit we will adopt all decisions aimed at improving trade and economic relations, solving problems that have not been considered during recent years", said the President of Ukraine.