Ukraine will celebrate Victory Day on may 9 on a nationwide scale across the country, said the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the last working Day of the week in Odessa.
"With today's holiday in Odessa (anniversary of liberation from Nazi invaders - approx. OPINION.) we begin nekolikamesicni marathon memory marathon to celebrate the 70th anniversary of (end - approx. LOOK) the Second world war. And a month later, on 8 may, together with the whole of Europe, we will honor the memory of the dead, and on may 9, according to our good tradition, on a nationwide scale we will celebrate our Victory Day in Ukraine - from the Carpathian mountains to the Luhansk region ", - said Poroshenko, RIA " Novosti ". Yesterday 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"