Yushchenko may transfer men’s holiday to January 29

15:31, 30 January 2009
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In memory of the Battle of Kruty heroes

President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko supports the initiative to celebrate the Day of Motherland Defender on January 29, in memory of the Battle of Kruty heroes.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, he said this Thursday speaking to students and cadets of the higher military educational establishments of Kyiv on occasion of the Day of Kruty Battle.

In his address President Yushchenko said the Battle of Kruty was one of the major victories in a struggle for Ukrainian independence. Reminding of those events` importance the President stressed that thanks to the battle Ukrainian People`s Republic leadership managed to achieve international recognition of Ukraine as the state.

President Yushchenko thanked all those who came to commemorate victims of the Battle of Kruty.

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