Only the Opposition Platform - For Life went out to the streets to mark the Day of Ukraine's liberation from the Nazis while the authorities prohibit the term “Great Patriotic War.” The Chairman of the Political Council of Opposition Platform - For Life party Viktor Medvedchuk said this during his visit to Zakarpattia.
He stressed that today is a truly nationwide holiday.
“Dear war veteran, Zakarpattia residents, today is truly a national holiday - the holiday of the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Ukraine from the Nazi-German invaders. It was on this day, 76 years ago, that the military operation also called East Carpathian Operation carried out by the 1st and 4th Ukrainian fronts was successfully completed. On October 27, Uzhhorod was liberated, and the Red Army reached the borders of modern Ukraine on October 28. This is truly a holiday. A glory, deep respect for those who died a heroic death, and there were millions of them during the Great Patriotic War, millions, who died liberating Ukraine, Ukrainians, Russians, Belarusians and other representatives of the multinational Soviet Union. Millions of military servicemen, those who took the arms and defended, liberated Ukraine, and then, fulfilling their international duty, freed all of Europe,” Viktor Medvedchuk said.
The politician expressed surprise that the authorities on this day did not honor the memory of the fallen soldiers and did not honor those who survived.
“Behavior of the authorities in recent years is surprising, when this is simply being forgotten, when throughout the country not the authorities but the opposition, the representatives of Opposition Platform - For Life went out to honor the memory of heroes today, the memory of those who forged victory in the enemy’s rear, memory of the fortunately surviving Veterans and participants in hostilities of the Great Patriotic War, but the government remains silent. What about the national holiday? What about its nationwide meaning? What is the government doing today, when our fellow party members in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, in Dnipro, in Kryvyi Rih, in Odesa, in Kyiv lay flowers at the graves, honors those who, fortunately, stayed with us,” Viktor Medvedchuk noted.
He added that the current government, like the previous one, is rewriting the real history of the country.
“At this time, the government, on one hand, bans the term “Great Patriotic War,” on the other hand, the other, previous authorities, prohibited the use of St. George ribbons on awards. Today they are trying to rewrite history, today those who once helped and were accomplices of fascism, those who honor this particular category of people are trying to take all the victory and what happened in 1941-45 years as their own merit,” the politician summed up.