May 9 Ukraine celebrates the 61st anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic war 1941-1945 years.

On this occasion President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko has taken part in the ceremony of placing flowers on a grave of Unknown Soldier. The ceremony took place in the park of Eternal glory

The participants of the ceremony observed a one-minute silence to honor those who heroically perished during the Great Patriotic War. Followed by ten volleys, the honor guard orchestra performed the national anthem of Ukraine and then its soldiers ceremonially marched by the monument.

Accompanied by Verkhovna Rada Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn, Prime Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov, Kyiv Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky and representatives of veteran organizations, Victor Yushchenko also has taken part in a procession of war veterans in Kyiv's Khreshchatyk Street.

The orchestra of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was performing war marches.


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