The President is in the Luhansk region.
On the Day of memory and reconciliation on may 8, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, who is on a working visit in Luhansk region, appealed to the Ukrainians. He recalled that during the Second world war killed one in five Ukrainians, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Country.
A video message published on the Facebook page of the President.
“Today, in Day of memory and reconciliation, we bow before all who defended the world from Nazism. Defended their native land and died in the Second world war. We celebrate the heroism of the Ukrainian people and its contribution to the victory of anti-Hitler coalition. In the night from 8 to 9 may, we will meet the first moment of peace — the time of the fall and capitulation of the Nazi regime,” said Zelensky.
He said that the words “never again” are now the most important for the history of humanity and its future. According to the President, the Ukrainians have no right to forget what price was paid by their ancestors that they had the opportunity to live in the world. The President also cited a number of memoirs of participants of the Second world war.
“Now I am in the Luhansk region, Melovskoy in the district, near the village of Pivnivka. Here in December, 1942, the expulsion of Nazi occupiers from Ukrainian lands. Until the end of the war was still far away. But our grandparents from every corner of the country fought against Nazism, defended their native land, and died for their country and won for us,” said Zelensky.
The President urged Ukrainians to reconsider today pictures of their grandfathers, grandmothers, great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers and reread their letters.
“A Day of remembrance and reconciliation we bow to all who defended the world to the threat of Nazism. Defended their native land and died in the Second world war. Bow to our brave boys who are defending the Ukrainian state, our sovereignty and territorial integrity. For the sake of peace, which we need. For the sake of prosperity of independent Ukraine. For the sake of future generations,” — said Vladimir Zelensky.