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Ukrainian MPs hold minute of silence, remembering WWII victims

Source : 112 Ukraine

September 2, 1945 marks the end of the bloodiest conflict of the previous century
12:20, 2 September 2020

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
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Members of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's Parliament paid tribute to those who deceased in the Second World War. The moment of silence was held in the session hall of the Parliament in Kyiv, on Wednesday.

"Dear colleagues, on September 2, the world marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. This war covered a lot of continents, states, and it claimed plenty of lives, causing a lot of grief. In Ukraine alone, eight million people are assumed missing. I'd like to remind everyone that we experienced various stages in our lives, but we were always victorious. I'm sure it will be just the same in the future. And now, I offer to remind all those who passed away during this horrible war", said Dmytro Razumkov, the speaker of the Parliament.

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The Second World War began on September 1, 1939, when the Nazi Germany led by Adolf Hitler invaded Poland. The bloodiest conflict of the previous century ended on September 2, 1945, when Japan surrendered to the Allies, the USSR and the United States. 

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