People all over the world mark the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation

18:26, 8 May 2018

Ukraine and the rest of the world mark the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation. On May 8, the Act on the Surrender of the Nazi Germany took effect. The document, actually signed on May 7 in France, was officially adopted by the Allies on May 8, at 11.01 p.m. CET, which is one minute after midnight of May 9 in Moscow.

This is why in the post-Soviet tradition, the Victory Day is observed on May 9. In 2005, the UN General Assembly ruled that May 8 will be the Remembrance Day. Under the presidential decree of 2015, Ukraine now also marks this day on May 8; meanwhile, May 9 is officially credited as the Day of Victory over the Nazism in Europe.