On behalf of the Ukrainian people, President Poroshenko congratulated all nations of the world on the 70th anniversary of Victory over Nazism.
"Parallels between the events in Europe in 1930s and current events are too obvious. The worldwide catastrophe could have been avoided if people hadn't buried their heads in the sand; if they hadn't expected that each new portion of human blood would finally satiate the predator-aggressor; if they hadn't solaced themselves with illusions that the disaster would not affect them," the president said.
Petro Poroshenko stressed that we had learned those severe historic lessons. According to him, "it is not necessary to explain to us what the occupation of the Sudetenland is, for we have two partially occupied regions - Donetsk and Luhansk. One shouldn't remind us what the Anschluss of Austria is, for we have learned it from the annexation of Crimea".