The 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Kievan Rus has to be celebrated at the highest level, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said during a meeting with the members of organizing committee for the celebration of 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Kievan Rus in Ukraine, ForUm learned from the press service of the President.

"Taking into account the role of Christianity in the spiritual, political, social and economic life of Ukraine, we should celebrate the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Kievan Rus at the highest level," he said.

Yanukovych stressed that the heads and delegations of the Ecumenical Orthodox churches and the Christian world should participate in this event.

Yanukovych also counts on a close coordination and cooperation of all the Christian churches, state institutions and local authorities in the organization and celebration of the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Kievan Rus.

The head of state noted the importance to hold conferences and other events with the participation of scientists and experts on the history, cultural heritage and issues on church and state dialogue.

In addition, it is necessary to implement appropriate security measures to create all conditions for a peaceful and tolerant celebration.
ForUm

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