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Ukraine To Declare Divisive WWI Holiday

Source: RT (Kiev)
Posted: Friday, January 8, 2010

Ukraine's President, Viktor Yushchenko, has signed a decree that establishes a holiday dedicated to Ukrainian soldiers who fought on the side of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, against Russia, during WWI.

President Yushchenko has reportedly said that a celebration is to be planned within two months to "mark the 95th anniversary of Ukraine's victory".

This new holiday is expected to be a regular working day.

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