This was announced by First vice Prime Minister of Ukraine after the ceremony of laying flowers at the monument to Taras Shevchenko, which took place as part of Khoroshkovskyi's working visit to the U.S., in Washington DC on July 31, 2011.
First Vice Prime Minister stressed that Taras Shevchenko has long become one of Ukraine's symbols as Kyiv, Dnipro, wide fields and Carpathian Mountains. "His artistic heritage - a foundation on which we build a strong and independent Ukrainian state," he stressed.
According to Khoroshkovskyi, Taras Shevchenko - a figure who is equally revered not only in all parts of Ukraine but throughout the world where there live Ukrainians.
"That's why today we honour the Kobzar [poet] here in Washington. Respect for his personality has long time ago crossed the borders of our country. And the celebrations on the occasion of 200th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko, which we commemorate in 2014, to be held in all countries where living Ukrainians," First vice Prime Minister of Ukraine declared.
I warmly welcome all participants of the 20th Ministerial Council of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Throughout the year the Chairmanship-in-Office has worked hard to lay the necessary groundwork for the success of this event, promoting a balanced and comprehensive agenda of dialogue and cooperation within the OSCE that would allow for adoption of meaningful decisions in all three dimensions. I do trust that translating into reality our proposals for decisions in Kyiv will strengthen the OSCE and implementation of relevant commitments by all participating States.
In the nearest time I will have a broad TV interview and answer all the questions. But today I would like to emphasize that there is no other option than to build a society of European standards in Ukraine. My policy has always been and will remain consistent in this context.
The reforms we implement prove that we are moving the European way.
We are building the state in which the human rights, equality before the law, the freedom of choice, social protection are the highest values for everyone, no matter in what region you live or at what square you go.
And as President, I would like to assure the citizens of Ukraine - I will develop and strengthen these undeniable foundations of our lives.
Nobody will steal our dream about Ukraine of equal opportunities, the European Ukraine. Nobody will get us away from the righteous way to this dream.
Holodomor 1932-1933 in Ukraine is the Genocide against the Ukrainian Nation
President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych took part in the ceremony of laying flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on the occasion of the Day of Ukraine's Liberation from Fascist Invaders.
The Head of State together with veterans of the Great Patriotic War honored memory of the deceased with a moment of silence.
The Guards of Honor solemnly marched and fired volleys on the occasion of the 69thanniversary of Ukraine's liberation.
The Head of State also laid flowers at the monument of Triple Hero of the Soviet Union Ivan Kozhedub, Double Hero of Soviet Union Amet-khan Sultan and Hero of Soviet Union Heorhiy Berehovyi on the Alley of Military Glory.
The President of Ukraine signed the Law "On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine concerning the registration of persons as taxpayers" adopted by the Parliament on September 5, 2013. The law is intended to simplify procedures to start business in Ukraine and reduce time required to apply to the state tax authorities for registration of a VAT payer or choosing a simplified system of taxation.
In addition, today the Parliament of Ukraine supported the first reading of a bill aimed at encouraging and attracting investments in Ukraine. The bill envisages state support of investment activity in the following spheres: