Media: NSA-linked tools used in new large-scale cyber attackWorld June 28, 9:24
Russian helicopter crews hold drills in TajikistanMilitary & Defense June 28, 8:20
Japanese business delegation visits Russia’s Kuril IslandsRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 28, 7:30
Kiev, Paris agree to ‘revive’ Minsk deal ahead of Normandy Four meeting — PoroshenkoWorld June 28, 7:25
Diplomat vows CNN will not get off the hook with ash-covered toddler clipWorld June 28, 3:12
WADA move shows trust in Russia’s anti-doping measures — ministerSport June 28, 1:02
US disciplinary procedure against jailed Russian businessman Bout delayed — attorneyWorld June 27, 23:16
FIFA report on Russia’s 2018 World Cup bidding proves legitimacy of its win — deputy PMSport June 27, 21:08
FIFA report on Russia’s 2018 bidding dismisses Western media allegations — LOC chiefSport June 27, 19:53
KIEV, February 14. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukrainian leaders paid tribute to the memory of compatriots who died in Afghanistan where they performed the international duty.
On Commemoration Day marked this Friday to honour the memory of those who died in combat actions in foreign countries, President Viktor Yanukovich, government members, parliament leaders, clergymen and war veterans laid flowers and stood for a minute's silence at the memorial to Ukrainian citizens who died in the Afghan war. Soldiers of the Guard of Honour marched near the memorial.
The presidential press service said that Yanukovich later in the day would meet with representatives of public organizations of veterans of the Afghan war and other military conflicts.
The war in Afghanistan began in late 1970s and lasted for almost ten years. More than 160,000 servicemen from Ukraine participated in combat actions in the country. More than 3,000 people, performing their international duty, did not return from the war. Thousands were wounded. Veterans who have participated in peacekeeping operations abroad over the years of Ukraine's independence number more than 250,000.