Photo: Mykola Lazarenko/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service / REUTERS
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, speaking in Kiev this action “First minute of peace” and spoke about the difference of the celebration of Victory Day in Kiev and Moscow. Transcript posted on its official website.
“Please note — they have won the war Stalin, we won the war people. Think about how different we see and take note of the same date. They celebrate in a militarist frenzy, and we celebrate these days together with the whole Europe”, — he said.
“Even “Immortal regiment” Russia considers as a division of its Armed forces, whose task is to participate in the hybrid war that Russia conducts a variety of methods and not only against Ukraine but also against the European Union, the United States, other countries, and indeed against the whole world”, — said Poroshenko.
“”And that means we need one victory, one for all, we pay the price”. Older Ukrainians remember very well the song of the soldier-the soldier Bulat Okudzhava. But we differ, for us, price matters. And human life for the Ukrainian of the Fatherland are a far greater value than they were to the “Soviet Motherland”. No war, sorry, can not do without casualties and falling living standards. But for us, equally unacceptable both surrender and victory at the cost of enormous and unacceptable victims,” — said the Ukrainian leader.
From 2015 the law of Ukraine “About the condemnation of the Communist and national socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and the prohibition of propaganda of their symbols”. With these then, the Victory Day, celebrated on may 9 is called the Day of victory over Nazism in the Second world war.
The action “Immortal regiment” on may 9 held in the cities of Russia and foreign countries. Participants of the rally dedicated to the Victory Day, holding pictures of their relatives who fought against the Nazis in the great Patriotic war. Ukrainian radicals have promised to carry out the action “Immortal division” and come out with portraits of soldiers from the SS division “Galicia” (combat and counter-insurgency connection, consisting of Ukrainian volunteers fought on the side of Nazi Germany — approx. Tape.ru).
Video, photo All from Russia.