““I did everything I could, who can, let him do more”. With these words, the Roman consuls finished their cadency. I think I also may use these words, finishing my stay in the position of the head of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory. I came to this cabinet in 2014 after Maidan. I set out the ambitious goals for myself and mostly of them achieved. We succeeded to relieve Ukraine from the totalitarian communist symbolism. We succeeded to open the archives of KGB, recognize the people, armed or by non-violent means, who brought closer our independence in 1991 as the fighters for independence,” Viatrovych said.
He added that he considers the rehabilitation of the victims of repressions, popularization of Ukrainian history as his credit.
“The work of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory, despite the change of the leadership, should continue. I got the assurance from the prime minister that it will be continued, that the institute will keep the status of the central body of the executive branch, that it will continue this work in the directions developed during the last five years,” Viatrovych noted.
Particularly, the started institution’s projects on creation of the Museum of Revolution of Dignity and Archive of national memory should be implemented.
Earlier Viatrovych stated he might be dismissed from the post of the head of the Institute of National Memory.