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Fidel Castro's columns published in Ukraine

The book entitled Fidel Castro. Reflections ofthe Commander of the Revolution, compiled for the first time in theRussian language, was launched in the Ukraine on Friday.

Attending the presentation of the book were parliamentarians from theSupreme Rada of the Ukraine, belonging to the Party of Regions, theCommunist Party, and the bloc of Primer Minister Yulia Timoshenko, aswell as members of the board of directors of the Ukraine-Cuba FriendshipAssociation, and business representatives.

During the activity, Cuba’s ambassador to Kiev, Felix Leon Carballo,thanked Dmitri Tabachnik, member of the Ukrainian Parliament, for beingthe initiator of this project, and described him as a friend of Cuba anda connoisseur of its history.

Tabachnik recalled his meetings with the historical leader of the CubanRevolution, and said that he has never met a head of state that can speakin such depth on such a wide variety of subjects and be so accurate whenciting statistical data.

He pointed out that the most varied themes of world interest, fromclimate change to the production of bio-fuels, including Washington’spolicy toward Cuba, are tackled in the 58 compiled essays, written fromMarch 2007 to November 2008.

The website of the Cuban Foreign Ministry points out that Tabachnik, whois also the vice-president of the Parliamentarian Friendship-with-CubaGroup, highlighted the fact that for almost 19 years, doctors from thearchipelago have offered their services free of charge to more than22,000 Ukrainian children, the victims of the Chernobil nuclear disaster.