State leadership laid flowers to monument of Vyacheslav Chornovil
70th anniversary of famous dissident is marked today
The state leadership of Ukraine laid flowers to the monument of outstanding state and public figure Vyacheslav Chornovil.
According to an UNIAN correspondent, President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko, Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, almost all members of the government, head of the Kyiv Oblast State Administration Vira Ulyanchenko, Kyiv Mayor Leonid Chernovetskyi, and other officials, took part in the ceremony.
These days Ukraine marks the 70th anniversary of V.Chornovil. He was born on 24 December, 1937, in the Cherkassy Oblast.
V.Chornovil was a famous participant of the dissident movement, a journalist. He was a founder and leader of the People`s Movement of Ukraine, which helped found an independent Ukraine.
He died in a traffic accident in the Kyiv Oblast on 25 March 1999.