Thursday, April 12, 2007

On World Day Of Celebration For Yuri Gagarin And 'Vostok 1', Ukrainian President Yushchenko States That Ukraine Will Not Host U.S. Missile Defenses

KYIV. April 12 (Interfax) - "Ukraine has never considered and will not consider the deployment of U.S. missile defenses on its territory, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said at a press conference in Kyiv on Thursday.

He was replying to an Interfax request that he comment on the Pentagon's report that Ukraine is among the 15 countries that the U.S. views as potential partners in building its missile defense system."

Interfax "Ukraine will not host U.S. missile defenses - Yushchenko" April 12, 2007 3:07 PM

"Восток 1" (Vostok 1)

Yuri Gagarin's Soviet spacecraft for humankind's first manned space flight, April 12, 1961.

The Vostok 1 capsule is now on display at the RKK Energiya Museum.

Photo credit: With thanks.


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