Ukraine does not intend to celebrate Victory Day on may 9, said the Minister of foreign Affairs Square Vadim pristayko in interview to TV channel “Ukraine is 24”. According to him, Kiev’s position remains unchanged, so to celebrate may 9 Ukraine is not going.
“We, like the entire European continent, 75 years old, and ready to understand why the tragedy occurred, and willing each other to forgive. We believe that this way should be a celebration,” explained Pristayko.
Earlier, the Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said that Moscow would send the Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky an invitation to the celebration of the 75th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war. However, in the office of the President of Ukraine said that Kiev had not received an official invitation to the Victory Day.
Meanwhile, on 8 may, Ukraine will celebrate the Day of memory and reconciliation, which was established in March of 2015. The main events marking the end of the war at the state level are held on this day, despite the fact that the may 9 Victory Day remains a holiday. While in Ukraine for almost five years acts prohibiting propaganda of Soviet symbols law.