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On April 24 the Requiem Meeting dedicated to the 23rd anniversary of the Chornobyl Disaster was held at the level of Svyatoshyn regional administration and Kyiv City State Administration. At the crossroads of Pobeda avenue and Chornobylska street there is the Church of St. Theodosius of Chernihiv, in which the liquidators, widows pray, and all those whom this tragedy concerns. Near the church the monument to the victims of the disaster at the Chornobyl Atomic Power station is installed.

On the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr Vicar of the Kyiv Metropolis of the UOC bishop Panteleimon of Vasylkiv conducted pannikhida for the deceased. Praying at the service were local self-government representatives, clergy of the Kyiv-Svyatoshyn Deanery, widows and liquidators.

According to Bishop Panteleimon, each widow held in her hands the portrait of her deceased husband, and the representatives of the authorities sincerely apologized that by the present they had not managed to provide worthy life level for the invalids of Chornobyl. At the same time it was promised that all those people will not be left alone with their grief. Taking part in the event were also the representatives of the foreign embassies and consulates in Ukraine. They told about the life of Chornobyl veterans in their countries.

The event was organized by the Kyiv Union of Chornobyl Veterans.


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