He emphasized that Russia had declared war on Ukraine, and
our country had risen up for our rights and freedom: "We have become a
united country when we realized the value of the country, value of each other
and value of the fact we have our own Homeland. This Homeland must be
"70 years ago the Ukrainians, who had been fighting on
all fronts against Nazi Germany, defeated the Nazis. Today we should also achieve
peace, we should get this peace due to our joint
struggle. Peace can never be obtained easily - the Russian aggressor has a rather
different purpose", urged Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
He stressed that these days each Ukrainian citizen, each
Ukrainian family rely on our soldiers, policemen, the National Guard, "on
your strength and your will and our common victory".
grateful to you for your service, your stamina, I am grateful for our future joint
victory. Peace will be restored in Ukraine and all together we will gain this
peace,” Arseniy Yatsenyuk accentuated.
Minister handed over the flat certificates to mother of Petro Lavrinenko, senior company commander of the National
Guard of Ukraine, who died near Telmaniv on
September 5, 2014, and wife of militia Captain Ruslan
Salivonchyk, senior inspector of the patrol battalion,
who died near Illovaysk on August 29, 2014.
from that, the certificates were received by militia Lieutenant Serhii Davidchenko, militia Lieutenant
Yurii Kaplia, Second
Lieutenant Denys Nahorny, militia Lieutenant Yaroslav Yakymchuck, Major
General Mykola Klymchuck, militia Captain Vasyl Melnyk, who had been
injured in the anti-terror operations.