President Victor Yushchenko awarded Mykola Plaviuk, significant Ukrainian political and public figure and the President of the UNR in exile (1989—1992) with an order of Yaroslav the Wise of first degree. According to the President`s press-office, Mr. Plaviuk was awarded for his substantial contribution into restoration of Ukraine’s independence and selfless service to the Ukrainian nation.

“It is a great honor for me to award you with this order on behalf of the Ukrainian state”, - said Victor Yushchenko to Mykola Plaviuk at the ceremony.