During a working trip to the Luhansk region, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the “Ukraine for Liberators” Memorial Complex in the town of Milove, where 2,814 warriors were buried in a mass grave.
On the occasion of the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation and on the eve of the Day of Victory over Nazism in World War II, the Head of State laid flowers to the Eternal Flame and honored those killed in the battles for the homeland.
The memory of the warriors was also honored by Head of the President's Office Andriy Yermak, his deputies and ambassadors of the G7 countries and the EU who arrived in the Luhansk region together with Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
The Head of State also watched the Bell of Remembrance at the memorial. This is the first of four bells, the installment of which was initiated by Volodymyr Zelenskyy a year ago. Four bells will symbolize the memory of the dead and reconciliation between the countries - participants of the Second World War: the Bell of Remembrance in Milove, the Bell of Victory in Zakarpattia, and the Bell of Peace in Donetsk and the Bell of Unity - in Simferopol, which will be installed after the return of the temporarily occupied territories under the control of Ukraine.
The President talked to local residents and congratulated them on the upcoming Day of Victory over Nazism. Residents of Milove noted that Volodymyr Zelenskyy was the first Head of State to visit them and invited him to come again.