Ukrainian, Russian presidents pay tribute to Chernobyl accident workers

15:27, April 27, 2011      

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People participate in a foundation ceremony of the Chernobyl monument, in Kiev, capital of Ukraine, April 26, 2011. (Xinhua/Valeriia Lashkul)

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev visited Chernobyl on Tuesday on the 25th anniversary of the nuclear power plant accident there.

The presidents paid tribute to the Chernobyl accident workers during the ringing of funeral bells.

Medvedev and Yanukovych took ashes from the monument foundation stone during a symbolic ceremony in the city park of Chernobyl to mark the 25th anniversary of the world's largest nuclear disaster.

The presidents of Ukraine and the Russian Federation appreciated the interactive track "Wormwood Star," dedicated to emergency workers.

Source: Xinhua

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