President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko congratulated Ukrainians on Easter. His appeal was broadcasted by "112 Ukraine" Channel.
"Jesus before the crucifixion just seemed weak against the persecutors, but in fact he has a strong faith and an invincible spirit. He was the truth, so by defeating death, he defeated the evil. Two years ago Ukraine was weak and exhausted. But now it seemed to reborn. And as the victorious march of the Christian faith began after his resurrection, so the confident promotion of Ukraine to the future is unfolding in front of us, "- the President said to his compatriots.
Also Poroshenko mentioned Ukrainian military - both dead and alive: "These days we remember thousands of our defenders, who gave their lives for our faith and our freedom, for our State. We remember all those who died as a result of Russian aggression. We also gratefully pray for everyone who kept our peace on Easter night, and who is guarding peace on this holiday. "