The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the aggressor state of Russia believe that the Verkhovna Rada adopted amendments to the law on the status of veterans of wars are a manifestation of policy, “aimed at erasing the violent past of his own country”. This is stated in the statement of the Russian foreign Ministry.
In the text adopted on 14 November of the law on status of war veterans, the words “Great Patriotic war” replace the words “Second world war”.
Russia views the act as “disrespectful to history” of Ukraine.
That is disrespectful and offensive in the phrase “Second world war” – Moscow does not explain.
9 may 2017, President Petro Poroshenko said that the Day of victory over Nazism in the Second world war in Ukraine is not celebrated in Moscow scenario, and called invented in the Moscow campaign, the Immortal regiment-a speculation on the feelings of the people. The head of state stressed that Ukraine categorically rejects Moscow’s attempt to use the victory over Nazism in the Second world war to meet their “revanchist, Imperial and expansionist needs.”
He also recalled that on the day of may 9 in Moscow during a protest of the Immortal regiment, the participants promised to carry the portraits of Russian militants, who killed Ukrainians in the Donbass. Poroshenko concluded that the action, the Immortal regiment-Moscow was not invented in order to commemorate the defenders, but in order “to Russian expansion into neighbouring countries helped not only living.”