Kharkiv is preparing for events on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster and the Day of Commemoration of the participants in the aftermath of the accident.
The mayor's office wants to immortalize the names of Kharkiv residents who, at the cost of their own health and lives, stopped the man-made catastrophe and saved millions of people.
And, according to Acting Mayor Igor Terekhov, the city plans to celebrate the anniversary of the Chernobyl tragedy with dignity, for which the city budget has the necessary amount.
Igor Terekhov, and. at. the mayor of Kharkiv
We understand the situation today, we understand our functions, we understand how much you did to make us all live, preventing the Chernobyl disaster, and we understand that it is the duty of everyone sitting here to make Chernobyl feel first: not deprived of everything, and the second: what wishes will be - we will respond as much as possible.
Therefore, as part of the anniversary, flowers will traditionally be laid at the monuments to the victims of Chernobyl, and schools will hold lessons in courage, exhibitions and themed events.
Also, according to the mayor's office, in April, Chernobyl widows and liquidators with disabilities raising minor children will receive one-time targeted assistance.
Anatoliy Vinnik, Vice-President of the All-Ukrainian Organization "Chernobyl Union of Ukraine"
The regional plan includes a point that recommends to all territorial communities, the city of Kharkiv - this is also a territorial community - to carry out the work that was voiced here by Igor Alexandrovich: perpetuating the memory of Chernobyl heroes - it's in schools, on the streets - to identify those Chernobyl iconic and to recommend the installation of memorial plaques, the organization of corners, museums in schools.
Chernobyl victims also suggested that the city polyclinic №20 be named after Honored Doctor of Ukraine Maya Fomina, who previously headed it.
The woman, says Vladimir Proskurin, was herself a participant in the liquidation of the Chernobyl disaster, as well as the entire staff of the hospital.
Vladimir Proskurin, chairman of the All-Ukrainian Association of Chernobyl Veterans
They were the first to receive the first Chernobyl victims, who came in 86, treated us as relatives all these years. Unfortunately, Maya Grigorievna has not been with us for a long time, but we remember this person, this one from the capital letter of the doctor.
All proposals from the representatives of the Chernobyl organization were supported by the city authorities and are planned to be implemented this year.