Today Ukraine marks the Day of Remembrance of victims on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of the expulsion of the Nazi occupiers from the country. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed his condolences on this.
“77 years ago, the Nazi occupiers were expelled from Ukrainian soil. Eternal memory to all who gave their lives for it! Eternal glory to all its defenders!” – Volodymyr Zelenskyy wrote.
Only in the autumn of 1943 did the final expulsion of the Nazi occupiers from Ukraine begin. In 1944, a series of operations were carried out, which enabled the four Ukrainian fronts to defeat the German troops of the groups South and A.
The expulsion of Nazis from Transcarpathia began on September 9, 1944. On October 16, Soviet troops regained control of the city of Rakhiv, on October 24 they liberated Khust and Svaliava, on October 26 they liberated Mukachevo, and on October 27 they liberated Uzhhorod.
The established date of Ukraine’s liberation from Hitler’s invaders is October 28, 1944. In fact, there was still Chop, an important railway junction on the border of Transcarpathian Ukraine, Slovakia and Hungary occupied by the Nazis. On October 28, 1944, Soviet troops approached Chop. As a result of a fierce battle that lasted all day, on October 29, troops of the 17th Guard Rifle Corps, 237th, 8th and 138th Rifle Divisions liberated Chop. But soon the Nazi troops counterattacked. Some areas of Chop passed from hand to hand several times. The city was finally liberated only on November 23, 1944.