Ukraine marks Day of Victory over Nazism in World War II

Source : 112 Ukraine

From eight to ten million Ukrainians were killed, wounded or lost in action during the WWII
09:20, 9 May 2019

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Today, May 9, Ukraine marks the Day of Victory over Nazism in the Second World War.

According to the order of the President, the purpose of this memorable day is “to commemorate the feat of the Ukrainian people, their outstanding contribution to the victory of the anti-Hitler coalition in the Second World War and to express our respect for all fighters against Nazism.

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Over 1200 events are planned around Ukraine with 600,000 participants.

In Kyiv, on the Day of victory over Nazism, it is planned to conduct four mass walks in the park of Eternal Glory.

Ukraine joins those observing the days of memory and reconciliation in Europe on May 8 and 9. As the country that paid a huge price in the Second World War, Ukraine is a full-time participant and the triumphant of the most devastating conflict of the previous century. While it still was a part of the USSR at the time, it still has its very own heroes to remember. 

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