On Thursday Poland marked a great holiday. The country celebrated 20th anniversary of the fall of the communist regime in Eastern Europe. Two decades ago Poland held its first free elections among communist countries, where "Solidarity" had won.

This year the holiday was greatly celebrated. Yesterday, in Krakow, even the famous bell rang, called Sigmund, which rings only in case of great joy or great grief. Polish Premier Donald Tusk invited the heads of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko was also among invited guests.

Krakow was the "political" center for celebration, but the main event with the participation of Polish President Lech Kachinskyi with fireworks and other things took place in Gdansk.

Immediately upon arrival from the airport Yulia Tymoshenko held a tet-a-tet meeting with Donald Tusk, then went to the castle of Vavel.

There, the European leaders attended the service in the Cathedral, and then each of them spoke from the podium in the center of the castle.

The speeches of European premiers were surprisingly similar. All rejoiced over the victory over terrorism, spoke about the crisis and the need for unification. The speech of Yulia Tymoshenko was a bit different and caused a storm of applause.

“My friend Prime Minister of Poland (Donald Tusk - Ed.) successfully overcomes all the complexities of the crisis, and I wish him success and prosperity of Poland,” she started her speech.

Yulia Tymoshenko finished her speech in Polish: "Let our solidarity live thousand years,"
that pleased the Polish public very much.

Tymoshenko repeatedly called Tusk his friend, and also thanked Lech Walensa also for contribution to the eradication of Communism, and Aleksander Kwasniewski - for the role of the lawyer of Ukraine in Europe.

In general, the celebrations were lovely and pleasant.


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