Andrii Derkach
Member of
Ukrainian Parliament
Publications List


  • 09.05.2016
  • newspaper "Неделя"

Our dear grandmothers and grandfathers, we salute you and wish to express our sincerest gratitude for giving us the world where we can live, work, raise our children and grandchildren.

Our sacred responsibility is to thank you for enduring the most ruthless and atrocious warfare in the history of mankind.

Unfortunately, it is only now that we have realized how fragile peace is, even in our own country, have we begun to grasp the true meaning of the words “Please, God, let there be no war”; the words, which you have been repeating relentlessly like a prayer for eight decades now.

I could have never imagined that a wish for a peaceful sky above our heads would become so relevant in a country, which you helped liberate at such an enormous price. Therefore, May 9 for us, your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, is a sacred holiday and the most important one. If it were not for this day, we would not be able to celebrate many others.

I wish you health, love and care from your families, warmth and happiness.

May joy and pride fill your hearts on this wonderful day, and may there always be peace and prosperity under your roof.


Yours respectfully,
Member of Parliament of Ukraine                                                                      Andrii Derkach