The President submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine a draft law on establishing May 8 as the Day of Remembrance and Victory over Nazism in the Second World War of 1939–1945.
For the second year in a row, Ukrainians are celebrating this memorable date in the conditions of Russia’s modern full-scale war against Ukraine.
“It is on May 8 that most of the peoples of the world remember the greatness of the victory over Nazism and bow to all those who defended and protected life. Before those who lowered the Nazi flags on the liberated territory and who opened the gates of the concentration camps, who restored freedom to the peoples, who destroyed and condemned the Nazi evil. It was on May 8 that the Act on the Unconditional Surrender of the Wehrmacht entered into force. It is on May 8 that the world honors the memory of all those whose lives were taken by the war,” he emphasized President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi in his address on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance and Victory over Nazism in the Second World War of 1939–1945.
He emphasized that, finally, we are looking at pure history without ideological impurities. And this history is the history of our people, our allies, and the entire free world.
Today, the President submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine a draft law proposing to establish May 8 as the Day of Remembrance and Victory over Nazism in the Second World War of 1939–1945.
“Eternal memory to all those who died in the Second World War! Glory to everyone who fought against Nazism and won! Glory to all our heroes of different times, to whom we equally owe our lives!” said the head of state.