Director of the Ukrainian National Memory Institute (UNMI) Volodymyr Viatrovych initiates establishing a military cemetery following the idea of Arlington National Cemetery in the US.
“To implement this initiative we need the financial support and, above all, social approval. The problem of this idea is that the people may not support our decision. A lot of relatives want to bury their soldier in his native village or town, near the house,” he said.
UNMI also supports the creation of a national "pantheon" where prominent citizens of Ukraine would be buried. Vyatrovych said that Ukraine needs to establish a list of criteria to define citizen's disposal in the "pantheon".
Arlington National Cemetery in whose 253 ha have been buried the dead of the nation's conflicts beginning with the American Civil War, as well as reinterred dead from earlier wars.