The "lesson of courage" was opened by the national anthem of Ukraine. Then the attendees paid tribute to the students, who gave their lives for the future of Ukraine almost 100 years ago, Censor.NET informs.
"It was a war against Ukraine, unleashed by Russia in its red and white incarnation. The history sometimes resembles running in circles. And the statement of the Russian Federation's head, who still does not recognize the borders that have been established between Russia and Ukraine following the breakdown of the empire, proves that little has changed in this part of Europe. What a strong phantom extremity it should be if the loss is still haunting Russia a century after. That imperial 'itching' poses unprecedented threat to the national security of Ukraine," Petro Poroshenko said.
President Poroshenko also noted that he had initiated discussion in the UN Security Council regarding the mentioned Putin's statement.
At the same time, he pointed out that it was possible to identify a parallel between the events of 1918 and the current Russian aggression against Ukraine.
"In 1918, Russia could not accept the existence of independent Ukraine, as today," Petro Poroshenko said.