Ukraine and Ukrainians should remember those who defended their values, their homes even at the cost of their own lives, and those who are now defending the borders of the state. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the Government sitting. Today, on May 8, the meeting began with a minute of silence in memory of the fallen during the World War II.
"These days we mark significant dates. Today is the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation. Tomorrow is the Victory Day. Very Important dates. And when we talk about the World War II, about the gruelling years of devastation and murders, we are talking about the losses that Ukraine had suffered. Fascism, Nazism had left heinous impact on all Ukrainians who in this terrible war had played a key role in achieving victory. And its price - millions of lives, destroyed cities ", Volodymyr Groysman stressed.
The Head of Government underlined that the enemy's goal was to capture, destroy, and rule in another's territory. It was in the 20th century and now it happens in the east of Ukraine. "Ukraine is not allowed to live peacefully, as a free and democratic state. Only we make decisions for ourselves that our standards of life should ne European ones because the country that was our neighbor attacked us. Our warriors today are fighting for the right to peace throughout the continent and the right to make their country successful. So we must remember those who defended and are defending their values, their homes - even when there is a choice between life and the protection of the state. The war does not bring anything good except losses. And the task of the world is, remembering the lessons of the past and present ,to exert every effort to prevent sabre-rattling", the Prime Minister underscored.