Ukraine will begin the process of returning the remains of prominent Ukrainians who died abroad. Those are hetmans, figures of the times of the Ukrainian People’s Republic, participants of liberation struggles, figures of culture and science.
According to UA, this was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the opening of the parade on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence.
“We will return not only our own people, but also our own history. I am talking about historical and cultural values remaining abroad. We will not give a single stone of our history. We will not allow to occupy any page of our history, annex our writers, scientists, heroes who defeated Nazism” – the President said.
Zelenskyy added that Ukraine is a young country, but with a thousand-year history. According to him, Ukrainians are building their house on the land where Ukrainian ancestors lived. Ukrainians are not guests or visitors. Ukrainians are a young family coming from the glorious dynasty of Kiyvan Rus-Ukraine. From the family of founders, baptists. From a brave family of wise Cossacks.
“We are descendants of a powerful country. But we must not only feel accordingly, we must behave accordingly” – the President stressed.
To remind, today Ukraine is celebrating its Independence Day.