Vice-Premier of the Ukrainian government Vyacheslav Kyrylenko proposed to postpone the celebration of cosmonautics Day in Ukraine from 12 April to another date. According to him, the need to reorient the Outlook of Ukrainians that made the citizens of the country.
Deputy Prime Minister of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers Vyacheslav Kyrylenko proposed to move to another date for the celebration of cosmonautics Day in Ukraine. About it reported the edition «Ukrainian truth» with reference to the statement of Kirilenko at the meeting of the government.
According to him, April 12 is the day, in fact, the Soviet space program, and the state should «refocus our entire Outlook on what has been done by Ukrainians for Ukraine.»
«We must turn to the President has identified the cosmonautics Day, the date for the Ukrainian modern history. For example, the day of the flight of the first Ukrainian cosmonaut Leonid Kadenyuk — the Hero of Ukraine and our contemporary. We need our contemporaries to honor and respect yourself» — said Kirilenko.
The only space flight of a Ukrainian citizen Leonid Kadenyuk was held on 19 November 1997. He flew on the U.S. space Shuttle Columbia as a payload specialist. The flight lasted more than 15 days.
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