In the crucible of the Second world war burned more than fourteen millions of Ukrainians, said the Secretary of national security Council and defence of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov, the press service of the Ministry.

“Today the whole world celebrates the Day of memory and reconciliation, when we remember those people, those tens of millions who were victims of the Second world war. We remember and honor all the heroes who gave their lives defending Ukraine from fascism and Stalinism!”, – reads the statement of the NSDC Secretary on the Ministry’s website on Monday.

O. Turchynov stressed that during the war killed more than 14 million Ukrainians. “They died at the front, died of hunger and disease, were removed from their homeland,” he wrote.

The head of the national security Council noted that, after decades of peace in Ukraine once again are fighting, because of the aggression of the Russian Federation occupied Crimea, is burning East of the country .

He also added that the Parallels between the events in Europe in the late thirties of the last century and the present is obvious: the behavior and motivation of the aggressors at all times the same. “To appease it, and the civilized world must decide whether to wait for the next step of the aggressor, or to stop it. To this question we have been given an answer. This war is for us has also become Patriotic because we are defending our Homeland, my Ukraine”, wrote Alexander Turchinov.

“I’m sure we’ll get our way to victory! God is with us, we have Ukraine, we have Victory!” he concluded.