“Ukraine is proud of the victory of its athletes who have won high
awards on the first day of the competition,” the head of state said in a
letter of congratulations on Friday, Aug. 31.
Yanukovych noted that Ukrainian Paralympic athletes had demonstrated
their superior skill and desire to win. He also expressed confidence
that the gold medals were “a beautiful start of the successful
performance of our athletes at the Paralympics.”
The president wished the champions good health, new sporting achievements and brilliant victories in future.