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Ukrainian President held speech at opening ceremony of Europe Day in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The ceremony was broadcast by 112 Ukraine TV channel
13:48, 14 May 2017

Press service of Ukrainian President

President Poroshenko spoke at the ceremony of EU flag-raising on the occasion of Europe Day in Ukraine. The event was broadcast by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"Europe and the European union have become the real synonyms of reforms, as well as values of democracy for Ukraine," Poroshenko announced.

He stressed that most Ukrainians have chosen European path and "broke up with Soviet and Russian empires for good".

He also noted that latest days in Ukraine have passed under the sign of Eurovision Song Contest, while the country has been visited by many foreign guests.

"Unfortunately, the celebration was marred by the horrible killings of civilians in Avdiivka," Ukrainian leader said, calling it a price paid by Ukraine for being free.

It is noteworthy that the press conference of Ukrainian president is scheduled for today at 3 p.m.

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