On the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation, and on the eve of the 71st anniversary of the victory in World War II, President Petro Poroshenko met with war veterans, participants of the Ukrainian liberation movement and the soldiers - participants of the antiterrorist operation, - reported the press service of the Ukrainian President.
The President congratulated those present with anniversary expressing gratitude to the older generation - the veterans of the Army. “At the cost of great sacrifice, each of you personally defended our people's right for life, brought the peace into our home, gave the peace to the people of Europe ", - said the president.
We recall, Ukrainians fought against the Nazis in the Red Army and Soviet partisan units, in Ukrainian Insurgent Army, in military compounds of the anti-Hitler coalition and European resistance movements. "How can you on the background of indisputable historical facts have the audacity to declare that Russia would have won the war without Ukraine? You would not have won the war without Ukrainians ", - the President said.