In Kiev, on St. Sophia square hosted a ceremonial lighting of fires on the main new year tree of Ukraine.
The tree was decorated with garlands with a total length of 3.6 km.
In the opening ceremony of the Christmas tree took part the President’s wife Maryna Poroshenko and mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko.
Earlier it was reported that in the Carpathian mountains, Rosignano forestry, Ivano-Frankivsk region were cut down a century-old fir with a height of over 28 meters. Foresters emphasize that this tree had to be chopped down anyway, because it has already ceased to grow.