President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy announces memorial project: bells-symbols will be placed in four corners of Ukraine

9 May 2020 - 12:31

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy initiates a memorial project installing 4 bells in 4 corners of Ukraine as symbols of remembrance, victory, peace and unity.

“We defeated Nazism 75 years ago. It took another 46 years for us to gain an independent Ukrainian state. And today, for the sixth year in a row, we are defending it. These are all pages of our history that unite and make us stronger. Today, with faith in our goal, I am announcing a project of memorial symbols. We want to install four bells in Ukraine,” the President noted in his address on the Day of Victory over Nazism in World War II.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed that the first bell - the Remembrance Bell - will be placed in the Luhansk region, near the first village, where the liberation of Ukraine began in 1942. 

The second bell - the Victory Bell - will be placed in Zakarpattia, near the place where the expulsion of the Nazi invaders ended.

Two more bells are planned to be placed in Ukrainian Donetsk and Simferopol.

The President said: “We believe and will do our best to make sure that the day comes when two more bells are placed: the Peace Bell in Donetsk and the Unity Bell in Simferopol. And at the moment when peace comes in Ukraine and we return our people and our land, four bells will simultaneously announce this significant event in the history of Ukraine. And each of them will engrave in our mind: "Let us remember that unity is the key to our peace and our victory".