Ukrainians commemorated with a minute of silence the victims of the war with Germany 1941-1945.
Every year on June 22, Ukraine marks the Day of Mourning and Commemoration of Victims of War. The date was chosen for a reason: on June 22, 1941, Nazi German troops crossed the border of the Soviet Union without declaring war and started to seize territory.
The work of most enterprises and institutions stops for a minute of silence. Public and private transport also stops.
The war with Germany claimed tens of millions of lives. It is estimated that the Red Army lost 6.3 million people who dies from injuries, 555,000 people who died from diseases and who were condemned to execution (according to reports of troops, medical institutions, and military tribunals) and 4.5 million were captured and went missing. The victims of the German invaders were not only the military servicemen, but also those who posed no threat: women, children, the sick and the elderly. Every fifth Ukrainian died during the war.