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In Kyiv took place departure ceremony of Ukrainian Olympic team to Games in Rio
12:37, 24 July 2016
In Kyiv took place departure ceremony of Ukrainian Olympic team to Games in Rio

President and prime minister wished to Ukrainian athletes succes and victories

12:37, 24 July 2016

Фото: НОК

At the Sofia Square in Kyiv took place the departure ceremony of the Ukrainian Olympic team to the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, reports "Interfax-Ukraine".

Olympic team marched from Mykhailivska to Sophia Square, where it was greeted by several hundred gathered in the square kyivans and guests. Before that, the athletes laid flowers to the wall of the memory of those killed in ATO near Mykhailivskyi Cathedral.

Фото: Богдан Бортаков

Фото: Богдан Бортаков

Фото: Богдан Бортаков

Attending the ceremony, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman expressed confidence that the Ukrainian Olympians will return from Brazil with the victory and wished them success in their struggle in the competition.

In turn, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko wrote on his Facebook page the following: "Today the Ukrainian Olympians go to Rio. Wish you successful you performances, new records and, of course, medals.  Let the Ukrainian national anthem to sound in Rio de Janeiro more often. We believe in you!"

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