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Poroshenko and European leaders commemorate WWII victims in Gdansk

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko arrived in Gdansk, where he visited the monument to those killed during the protests of shipyard workers in 1970.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, together with President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski and heads of foreign delegations arrived in Gdansk to commemorate those killed in World War II, visited the monument to the fallen shipyard workers. The Head of State put a lighted icon lamp near the monument, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the press service of the Head of State.

The ceremony was also attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and President of the European Council Donald Tusk, and, in particular, the presidents of Lithuania, Estonia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Romania and Croatia.

The monument commemorates the workers shot dead in December 1970 during the mass protests in Gdansk. The monument is located at Solidarity Square and consists of three 42 meter height crosses with an anchor on each of them. The project of the monument was created by shipyard workers and four painters. It was built by a team of shipyard workers as well. The monument was opened on December 16, 1980.