Zelensky: may 9 is our thanksgiving

Зеленский: 9 мая – это наш День благодарения

Vladimir Zelensky on may 9 at the tomb of the grandfather

The future head of state said that the contribution of Ukrainians to the victory is huge and nobody has the right to privatize the victory.

Ukraine’s President-elect Vladimir Zelensky on Thursday, may 9, victory Day over Nazism in world war II visited his native city of Krivoy Rog in the Dnipropetrovsk region, where I visited the grave of his grandfather, who fought during the Second world war. He said this on his page in Facebook.

“Today I am at the grave of his grandfather Semyon Ivanovich Zelensky. He went through the war and remained forever in my memory as one of those heroes who defended Ukraine from the Nazis. It is a pity that we so seldom remember our veterans, their grandfathers and grandmothers. We must be grateful every day,” wrote Zelensky.

The newly elected President noted that today, may 9 is “our thanksgiving.”

“The gratitude that the abhorrent ideology of Nazism is gone forever. Thanks to those who fought Nazism and won. Just grateful to all for the opportunity to be born and to live,” he wrote.

Zelensky also stressed that the war touched every Ukrainian family, and the contribution of Ukrainians to victory is huge.

“Nobody has the right to privatize this victory, to say that it could have happened without Ukrainians. Remember those who died. And honor those who are still alive, they have very little,” wrote the newly elected President.

Earlier, President Petro Poroshenko wrote in the social network that the Second world war were killed 65 million people, of which up to 10 million Ukrainians.


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