Yatseniuk: the Symbol of Victory in Ukraine ? red poppy, and not St. George ribbon
The head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that the symbol of Victory in the Second world war in Ukraine is not a St. George ribbon, and red poppy. According to Yatsenyuk, the government wishes Wednesday to approve the plan of events to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Victory over Nazism and the end of the Second world war, reports RIA " Novosti ". He also asked in a persistent form after the statement of the plan to proceed immediately with its implementation.
"Again let me remind you that the symbol of the celebration is the Mac. It is a European symbol and all other ribbons may be worn in the Russian Federation, which today pretends that it prevailed in the Second world war. Ukraine Is a winner and it will be noted at the highest level, the end of the Second world war and the victory over Nazism, " - said Yatsenyuk at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. Remember also, on April 16, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that Ukraine as a state winner in the Second world war must respectably to celebrate the anniversary of Victory. on 10 April, the Ukrainian head Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine will celebrate Victory Day on may 9 on a nationwide scale across the country. on 9 April, the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law on the establishment of a new annual festival in honor of the Victory over Nazism in the Second world war 1939-1945-second period - the Day of memory and reconciliation, which will be celebrated on 8 may. The authorities decided not to cancel the celebration in the country on 9 may, a gala event will be held over 2 days. We will add that in October of last year the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has cancelled the celebration of the day of defender of the Fatherland day on February 23. Instead of the country's inhabitants will be obliged to celebrate the Day of defender of Ukraine on October 14, the Day of the founding of the organization of Ukrainian collaborators - UPA*. * Organization, relative to which a court has adopted the legally effective conclusion Of destruction or prohibition of the activities on the grounds stipulated by the Federal law "On countering extremist activity"