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Zelensky to sign decree on Day of Resistance against Occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol

Source : 112 Ukraine

Resistance Day will be celebrated annually on February 26
11:43, 26 February 2020

unian.net

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky will sign a decree on celebrating the Day of Resistance against the occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol on February 26. He stated this during a speech at the Crimea Time forum, which was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV Channel.

Resistance Day will be celebrated annually on February 26.

Zelensky added that it should be celebrated on February 26, because the largest gathering in support of the integrity and unity of Ukraine had taken place in Sevastopol on that day six years before.

"In honor of the courage and heroism of all participants of the rally, today I sign a decree on the Day of Resistance against the occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. This day will be celebrated annually on February 26," the head of state announced.

President of Ukraine believes that the end of the war will take place in Donbas, and the full onset of peace - in Crimea.

Related: Ukraine vs Russia: ICC publishes report on violation of human rights in Donbas, Crimea

As we reported earlier, on February 20, Ukrainians commemorated the deceased Euromaidan activists and law enforcers, who lost their lives during the Revolution of Dignity in 2014.

48 protesters were gunned down by the government-hired snipers in the very heart of Kyiv on February 20, 2014. About 80 more were wounded.

Four servicemen of Berkut riot police were killed as well.

As the investigation unfurled, five ex-fighters of Berkut were taken into custody.

Related: Crimea as water-out zone: Why water supply becomes topical again?

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