The anniversary of Ukraine’s liberation from the troops of Nazi Germany will be celebrated in the country as a memorable date of the “expulsion of the occupiers”. The proposal was made by the Ukrainian Institute of national memory.
On 28 October as the Day of liberation from fascist invaders was established in 2009, Viktor Yushchenko, who then held the post of President. “After 28 October 1944, Ukraine did not become free state, therefore, the term “emancipation” is historically incorrect. Consequently, the Institute of national memory proposes to use the term “expulsion of the Nazi occupants from Ukraine” is a combination of the “liberation of Ukraine””, — stated in the message of the Institute.
The country’s President Petro Poroshenko in his microblog on Twitter also refused to give a commemorative date of the anniversary of the liberation of Ukraine. “Today is the 73rd anniversary of the expulsion of the Nazis from Ukraine. Honor those who saved from the Nazis, the peoples of the European continent,” he wrote.
In early may, the head of the Ukrainian Institute of national memory Volodymyr viatrovych delivered a proposal to make may 9, when is celebrated as the victory Day over Nazism in the Second world war, work. The output, in his opinion, should be moved to 8 may — Day of memory and reconciliation.
Ukrainian Institute of national memory is a state body subordinated to the Cabinet of Ministers.