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Bill Clinton, former President of the United States, and Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York also offered their thanks, via video-message, on behalf of the American people and the people of New York City.

Bill Clinton, former US President, speaking in Kiev via video message
Bill Clinton, former US President, speaking in Kiev via video message

Bill Clinton remarked, 'The outpouring of support shown by Ukrainians, everywhere, has been particularly meaningful to us. You have had your own experience recovering from the impact of a global catastrophe -- Chernobyl. During my administration, we were committed to building ties between our two countries. Now, more than ever we share a unique understanding of the frailty of our common humanity. This has brought our countries closer than ever before. My thanks to President Kuchma and the people of Ukraine, for offering tonight's remembrance. Let this concert be a celebration of the unbreakable human spirit we share and of the goodwill that binds us.'

Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York, speaking in Kiev via video message
Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York, speaking in Kiev via video message

Bloomberg said, 'New York and the world shared an unprecedented tragedy on September 11th. We are forever bound by images of the terrorist attacks that took so many innocent lives that day. But we are also connected by our common admiration for the incredible acts of courage and kindness that followed. The good will of people from everywhere sustains us as we rebuild our City and repair our spirits. And tonight's requiem concert in memory of the events of September 11th is another powerful testament to our renewed sense of international solidarity. What better way to express this than through our common language -- music.'

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Copyright © 19 September 2002 Galina Aleykina, Kiev, Ukraine

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