President Victor Yushchenko on Tuesday congratulated Natalya Krasnyanska on winning this year’s Slavyanskiy Bazar (Slavic Market) Song Contest in the Belarusian city of Vitebsk, according to the President`s press-office.

“This is your first serious creative victory. Your performance at the contest is a branch that will bloom in your artistic and private life. Europe and the world will remember your young voice.”

Yushchenko wished the singer much success, thanking all those who had contributed to her triumph.