President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko congratulated the UNIAN staff on occasion of the 15th anniversary of the news agency.

In particular, the President’s congratulation reads that UNIAN is the “first really Ukrainian news agency in the newest history of our state”.

“As of today, news of the agency have become a constituent part of our life, and UNIAN itself has turned into a tribune, where politicians of different views may freely communicate with media and inform the society about their positions”, the Head of State stressed.

The President highly estimated the professionalism, conscientious work and creative achievements of the UNIAN collective, which are “a significant contribution into development of the national journalism basing on world standards, freedom of speech, and strengthening the international authority of Ukraine”.

Victor Yushchenko also expressed a belief that UNIAN will always be among leaders of the Ukrainian informational space, and wished the news agency’s staff creative successes, inspiration, personal happiness, sound health, and welfare.