KYIV (QHA) -

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has congratulated the compatriots on the Day of the Christianization of Kievan Rus'.

- Congratulations to all Ukrainians on the Day of the Christianization of Kievan Rus'! On this historic day I call on everyone to pray for those heroic soldiers who defended and continue defending our homeland. Let the heavenly patron of Rus-Ukraine - Prince Vladimir the Great join our prayers for the expulsion of the enemy. He holds the cross in the one hand and the sword in the other to defend Ukraine, Poroshenko wrote on Facebook.

In June, President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree "On the celebration of the Day of Christianization of Kievan Rus'on July, 28 2016." According to the decree, this day celebrations will be held all over Ukraine. The representatives of government and local bodies, public associations and religious organizations will also take part in the celebrations.

In addition, in 2016 and 2017 the government is due to organize the restoration and rehabilitation of the National Reserve "Sophia of Kyiv" in the capital, and St. George's Cathedral in the city of Lviv.

Photo: Press office of Ukraine's President 

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