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China donates digital equipment to Ukraine's WWII museum

(Xinhua)    13:07, May 04, 2017

The National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the World War (WWII) in Kiev (file photo)

KIEV, May 3 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese government on Wednesday handed over a batch of digital equipment to the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the World War (WWII) in Kiev, also known as Ukraine's WWII museum.

The donation, which includes computers, monitors, and TV sets, was granted to mark the upcoming Victory Day in Ukraine and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Ukraine and China.

The equipment will be installed in the exhibition pavilions and the children's center of Ukraine's WWII museum.

At the handover ceremony, Ukrainian Culture Minister Eugene Nishchuk expressed his gratitude to China for providing the assistance.

"For us -- for the Ministry of Culture, the museum and the whole state, this is a very large and significant gift. In addition, it is a good sign of our cooperation," Nishchuk said at the hand-over ceremony.

He said that Kiev also views the gift as a testament to the close ties, friendship and mutual respect between Chinese and Ukrainian nations.

For his part, Chinese Ambassador to Ukraine Du Wei said that the donation is a sign of respect from the Chinese people to the Ukrainian people, who fought against fascist forces during the WWII.

"We are making this small gift to the WWII museum to express our respect for the heroic Ukrainian people. We also want to express our great gratitude to all the people who supported the Chinese nation in the war against Japanese fascism," Du said.

In 2015, Ukraine's WWII museum has joined the International WWII Museum Association (IWMA), which was established in Beijing to bring the world's WWII museums closer and provide a platform for cooperation.

Ukraine's WWII museum closely cooperates with the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression in Beijing and the Museum of Pingjin Battle in China's northern city of Tianjin.

Ukraine's WWII museum is currently one of the most popular destinations for Chinese tourists in Ukraine, attracting thousands of visitors from China every year.

On May 9, Ukraine will celebrate the Victory Day, marking the 72nd anniversary of Nazi Germany's surrender to the former Soviet Union.

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