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Gov't approved a package of bills on decommunisation, commemoration of fighters for Ukraine's independence and victory over Nazism
01.04.2015 | 12:03
Press service of the Vice Prime Minister

On March 31, at a meeting of the Government was approved a package of four laws (developed by the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine) on decommunisation, commemoration of fighters for Ukraine's independence and the victory over Nazism.

As a result of the meeting to the Parliament will be submitted bills "On perpetuation of the victory over Nazism in the Second World War of 1939-1945", "On conviction of Communist and National Socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and the prohibition of propaganda of their symbols", "On legal status and commemorating of participants in the struggle for the independence of Ukraine in the twentieth century", "On access to the files of the repressive Communist totalitarian regime of 1917-1991 years."

"Each of these bills is essentially a revolution in each direction beginning from the view of World War II and ending with declassifying still completely closed to ordinary citizens, including those affected, archives," Vice Prime Minister - Minister of Culture of Ukraine Viacheslav Kyrylenko emphasized during the presentation of these laws.

According to him, in order to commemorate all victims of World War II 1939-1945 in Ukraine, we will mark May 8 as a Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation annually, after the approval of this bill it will be confirmed by law. Also, the Vice Prime Minister added that it would be a single register of monuments to the soldiers of World War II, and the state would ensure their adequate protection.

"The bill perfectly protects the memory of all the soldiers who gave us freedom. It is not directed to any destruction, it is actually European, really free and unbiased point of view on all the events of the Second World War and Ukraine’s participation in these events", Viacheslav Kyrylenko stressed.


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