The second World War claimed dozens millions lives,
destroyed thousands cities and settlements, and resulted in profound traumas
suffered by many nations. No goal can become an excuse for waging war, no values can be so precious to take human lives.
The Ukrainian people like none else know the worth of the
Nazi invasion. Millions of Ukrainians were murdered, tortured, deported to
foreign lands. Our land became ground to the most tragic events of that terrible
war. For the victory over Nazism we paid a huge price that is hard to
comprehend and impossible to imagine. Objective summing up of actual casualty
figures still requires the proper work of historians, because there appear
new facts and previously unknown pages of those dramatic events.
always remember the contribution of the Ukrainian people to the victory of
anti-Hitler coalition over Nazi Germany. These days we honor those who on the
battlefields of the war were nearing the moment of peace,
who were fighting against totalitarian ideologies, who gave their
lives for the freedom of their family, their nation, their Motherland.
Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation and the Great Victory we bow our heads
before all the victims of the Second World War. The memory of them will
always live in our hearts. And it should guarantee that this terrible for the
entire mankind tragedy will never happen again.
We remember. We are winning.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr