How One Shameful Country Killed the Meaning of a Memorial Day

by Olha Povaliaieva
Friday, April 22, 2022
How One Shameful Country Killed the Meaning of a Memorial Day

May 9 is no longer celebrated by Lithuania, Latvia, and Ukraine

May 9, the day of the end of World War II, was used to symbolize the victory of life over death. Now, this day is associated only with the bloody fantasies of Putin, packed into a bunker, about a victory parade on Khreshchatyk.

The parliament of Ukraine has registered a bill according to which Ukrainians now receive 2 new holidays:

May 8 — Day of remembrance and victory over nazism;
May 9 — Europe day.

The parliaments of Lithuania and Latvia also refused to celebrate Putin's day. From now on, in these countries, May 9 is the Day of remembrance for the victims of the genocide in Ukraine.

Also, Latvia, following the example of Ukraine, recognized Russia's actions as genocide of the Ukrainian people.

Lithuania, Moldova, and Ukraine banned the use of the symbols Z and V and the striped St. George ribbon. Extremist symbols have no place in the progressive world.

"We are aware that Putin is not going to stop. Neither May 9, nor May 10, nor 20. Putin's task, which he set for his military, is quite simple — the destruction of our state. They have no other tasks," secretary of the National security and defense council Ukraine Olexii Danylov.

On the article's cover, you see the only May 9 parade that Putin achieved.

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