The Ukrainian nationalists have marked the newly established Day of Remembrance for World War II Victims.
The occasion was marked on Thursday by the veterans of 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS, Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) and the fighters of the volunteer battalions who recently fought in what they describe as “the Russian-Ukrainian war”.
The meeting, which took place in the Center of National Rebirth in Kiev, was also attended by Yuri Sirotyuk, a member of the nationalist political party Svoboda.
The party's official website posted the text of his speech at the event.
“We shall get rid of the dead load of imperialism,” Sirotyuk apparently said. “That is why our historic mission is to continue the deed of our predecessors, to destroy Moscow and free the Russian people and enable them to shape their own future.”
“I believe that if we truly want it, we will do it. Another question is that Ukraine, unfortunately, is still not a national Ukrainian power. Some of the Ukrainian political leadership feel indifference towards the Ukrainian nation. The Ukrainian leadership feel indifference when Ukrainian officers are being buried. But they feel sore when their stocks are falling and when they are thinking of their factories, located in Russia.”
According to the website, the meeting was part of the “Historic dialogues” project and the theme of the gathering was “The Second World War and Russian-Ukrainian War of 2014-2015: parallels and regularities”.