Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has honored the memory of fallen soldiers who liberated Ukraine from the Nazi invaders.
The president arrived in Zakarpattia region on a working trip, according to the press service.
He visited the "Hill of Glory" memorial complex with the graves of soldiers who died in the battles for the liberation of Ukraine from the Nazi invaders in World War II. The president laid flowers near the Eternal Flame and honored the memory of fallen soldiers.
"The expulsion of invaders ended in Zakarpattia. We will never forget the terrible price of this victory. The main thing to honor the feat of everyone who brought the victory closer is not loudness, but sincerity. And our victory is in everyone's heart," Zelensky said.
UNIAN memo. On May 9, Ukraine marks the Day of Victory over Nazism in World War II of 1939-1945.
The memorable date was established by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on April 9, 2015, with the law on perpetuation of the victory over Nazism in the World War II of 1939-1945 voted for within the package of decommunization laws.
Now, May 9 is celebrated as the Day of Victory over Nazism in World War II, instead of the established Soviet-era Day of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. As is known, the term "Great Patriotic War" was used in the former USSR to emphasize that in the war of 1941-1945, the people defended the Soviet Union as common homeland.
The use of Soviet symbols, like St. George ribbons, is now restricted in ceremonies honoring the memory of those who perished in World War II. Instead, the official symbol of the celebration of the victory over Nazism in World War II, just as on the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation, is a red poppy – common around the world on remembrance days of WWII.