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Zelensky honors memory of WWII victims, as Ukraine celebrates anniversary of banishing Nazis

Source : 112 Ukraine

"Our commitment to keeping the peace is the highest measure of respect of the memory of the fallen", the President said
11:42, 28 October 2020

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky
RIA Novosti

President Volodymyr Zelensky honored the memory of those who lost their lives in the Second World War, on the day of anniversary of Ukraine's liberation from the Nazis. It's been 76 years since these events took place. THe respective message appeared on the website of the Office of the President.

A wreath on Zelensky's behalf has been brought to the Grave of the Unknown Soldier, in Kyiv's Park of Eternal Glory.

"Ukraine will always remember those who gave their lives, liberating our land from occupants. Ukrainians paid an extremely huge price for peace, and our commitment to keeping the peace is the highest measure of respect of the memory of the fallen", the President said.

Related: Ukrainian MPs hold minute of silence, remembering WWII victims

On October 28, Ukraine marks an important date in its history, the Day of Liberation from Nazi occupants. It marks the final ousting of the Nazi forces from the territory of Ukraine in October 1944. On October 27, the Soviet troops drove the Nazis out of Uzhgorod; the day after that, they reached the modern western border of Ukraine near the town of Chop, Zakarpattya region.

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