On 26 April 2012, within the framework of events on commemorating the 26th anniversary of the Chornobyl tragedy, Ambassador of Ukraine to Latvia Mr. Anatoliy Oliynyk addressed the participants of the meeting near the memorial sign to Chornobyl victims in the Riga University clinics of P.Stradins.
In his statement the Ambassador stressed the scale of the tragedy on Chornobyl nuclear power station (NPS), told about the aftermaths of the disaster for Ukraine and the whole world. The Ambassador also told about key priorities for Ukraine and international community in overcoming the consequences of the tragedy and informed the audience about the achievements of our State on this path. In particular, the Ambassador told about the launching the construction of the ‘New Shelter’ confinement at the Chornobyl NPS, which took place on 26 April 2012 in presence of President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.
Talking about the international assistance, Anatoliy Oliynyk praised Latvian contribution to minimizing the negative outcome of the disaster on the Chornobyl atomic station – more than 6 thousand people from Latvia took part in the liquidation of the consequences.
During the meeting the addresses from former President of the Republic of Latvia Valdis Zatlers, who took part in the liquidation as a doctor, and Chairman of the Riga City Council Nils Ushakovs were read out.
Representatives of the diplomatic corps, accredited to Latvia, members of the Latvian Union “Chornobyl”, who took part in the overcoming the aftermaths of the disaster, the members of Latvian Saeima, ministries and institutions of the Latvian society, leadership of the Riga University clinics of P.Stradins also took part in the meeting. The event attracted many Latvian mass-media representatives.