Schevchenko monument unveiled in Riga

A monument to the famous Ukrainian writer has been unveiled in the capital of Latvia.

6 November 2015 14:00

A monument to Taras Grigoryevych Schevchenko, a famous Ukrainian writer, poet and revolutionary, has been unveiled in the capital of Latvia. The unveiling ceremony was attended by Arseny Yatsenyuk, Ukrainian Prime Minister.

“He is just as young here as the young Ukrainian state is today,” said the Prime Minister during the unveiling ceremony.

Arseny Yatsenyuk visited a Ukrainian school where he spoke with the students and teachers.

“The students of the school in Riga we visited today are genuinely European Ukrainians. They are true Europeans, and they speak, remember and learn the Ukrainian language. These are multilingual, intelligent, talented and freedom-loving children. I invited the students and their teachers to come over to Kiev so they could meet Ukrainian students and teachers. This way we will show we live in united Europe,” said the Prime Minister after visiting the Ukrainian school.