As the Ukrainian Pravda reports, Yanukovych stated: "According to one of the researcher's version, it is in ancient Smirna - contemporary Izmir - that Homer created his Iliad and Odyssey.
Yanukovych also informed aeverybody that "the legendary Hercules has visited the territory of contemporary Ukraine". As it is commonly known, Hercules is a part of the Greek mythology.
"Here, in the gracious Khersones the trading paths of Shif and Hellenes met. I give these examples to show our geocultutal heritage," said the President.
"We can offer our own history of Europe's development, our own understanding of the sources and roots of the European civilization," said Yanukovych.
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