Millions of Ukrainians greeted the Victory Day not only with tears in his eyes, but also with bitter resentment in his heart because of the attempts of nationalist politicians to rewrite history, says the leader of the public movement "Ukrainian choice" Viktor Medvedchuk.
"This year, the May 9 holiday - the 70th anniversary of the great Victory - Millions of Ukrainians greeted not only with tears in his eyes, but also with bitter resentment in his heart. And most importantly this applies to veterans of the great Patriotic war, " wrote the Medvedchuk in his blog." For them, the attempt by nationalist politicians to rewrite history, to rename the Great Patriotic war of the 2nd world is a crime against the memory of those who gave their lives on the altar of Victory. For Ukrainian veterans who proudly wear on your chest orders And medals of the Soviet era, the attempt by Parliament to impose a ban on Soviet symbols And the red Flag - the Banner of Victory, under which Ukrainians And Russians, Belarusians And Moldovans, Georgians And Armenians... Went into battle, defending the Motherland from the fascist invaders is treason, " said Medvedchuk.
"The cynicism of the authorities, immediately transcribed the story, has no limit. To play in the political games that Politicians And officials even asked the opinion of participants of the great Patriotic war, as, However, And million Ukrainians in different parts of the country. For this reason, with bitterness And resentment in his heart this year meet Victory Day not only veterans, but also those who after the war had raised the country from the ruins, restored the economy, and established a peaceful life ", - said the leader of " Ukrainian choice "." I am convinced that time will put everything in its place. Victory day is a holiday, timeless And ideology. For million of our fellow citizens May 9, exists And will forever remain the great Victory Day - the Day of remembrance Of the dead, Day of gratitude to the fighters against Nazism. Politicians can not force the Ukrainians to forget About the heroism of their fathers And grandfathers, " he added Medvedchuk. Remember, on 9 April, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted the law On the recognition of OUN-UPA* fighters for independence of Ukraine And provided the right of its present social guarantees. At the same time, the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada voted for the adoption of the act on condemnation of the Communist regime in Ukraine. In a response to the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov called the attempts of Kiev on their own interpretation of the story may offend the veterans of the great Patriotic war. Let us add that, according to the head of the state Duma on international politics Alexei Pushkov, Kiev's actions can be characterized as political schizophrenia.
* 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"