Kyiv City State Administration officials conducted an opening ceremony of the New Year's and Christmas tree at Kyiv’s St. Sofia Square.
The president thanked Ukrainian military for the holiday and announced that "Ukrainians have stood in order to win."
Secretary of National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov congratulated Ukrainians on the New Year.
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In his short New Year congratulation to Ukrainians Yanukovych focused on the achievements of last year, and promised that next year will be the year of social justice.