Yanukovych: state and society to put out efforts to show gratitude to Chornobyl clean workers
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said that the state and society should put out large efforts to show gratitude to Chornobyl clean workers in the future.
The address on the occasion of the Day of Honoring Chornobyl clean workers was posted on the official Web site of the head of state on Saturday.
"After tragic events on April 26, 1986 people of varied employment, risking their lives and health, fought the ruinous consequences of a disaster at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant. Thanks to their selflessness and self-sacrificingness a unique shelter was built in the shortest terms. This great deed saved the world from spreading a mortal nuclear danger," reads the address.
"Today we bow to the courage and high professionalism of those our fighters who prematurely passed away. We honor heroes who took part in the cleaning of the aftermath of the nuclear disaster and who are now doing this important work," the president said.
"Social protection of Chornobyl clean workers, people with disabilities and children who are growing in the contaminated districts remains one of the top-priority tasks of authorities," Yanukovych said.