Ukraine successfully confirms its position as space power – Poroshenko

15:40, 19 November 2017
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On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the space flight made by the first astronaut of independent Ukraine Leonid Kadeniuk, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has written on Facebook that Ukraine successfully confirms its position as a space power.


"Twenty years ago on this day, a historic event for independent Ukraine took place – Leonid Kadeniuk made his flight on board the U.S. space shuttle Columbia. Since then, Ukraine has successfully confirmed its position as a space power. Ukrainian-built launch vehicles are putting spacecraft and satellites into near-earth orbit from different countries around the world. Ukraine is an active participant in international space programs," Poroshenko wrote.

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