Joint Ukrainian-Russian military parade will take place in Sevastopol

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych will soon sign a decree on measures to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory in the Great Patriotic War (Second World War) of 1941-1945.
In particular, the decree will concern the holding of military parades in the hero cities of Ukraine, including Sevastopol and Kerch, on Victory Day on May 9. The head of state said this during his working visit to Crimea on Thursday.
"I think it would be right if we hold a military parade together with Russia in the hero city of Sevastopol," Yanukovych said. He instructed Defense Minister Mykhailo Yezhel to work out and propose the mechanism for holding the parades in Kerch and Sevastopol. 

"We will try to ensure that all this is taken into account in the decree. We'll also try to resolve social issues for the veterans of the Great Patriotic War," Yanukovych said. He noted that such government assistance and benefits would be synchronized and equivalent in the relevant decrees of the Ukrainian, Belarusian and Russian presidents.
Written by: Publisher Thursday, 18 March 2010 18:08