Address by the Chief of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation

May 8, 2021

Dear colleagues!

Today, along with other nations of the world, we have marked the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation, and on May 9 – the Day of Victory over Nazism in the Second World War.

These special days are engraved in the memory of many generations and will be always for us the embodiment of our victory, steadfastness and great strength of spirit of our people.

The feat of the warriors is timeless as our boundless gratitude to the veterans. With pain in our hearts, we remember those who sacrificed their lives for the sake of great victory, whose feats became in the history of our people. The memory of them will live forever! And the best spiritual monument for them will be the strong and powerful, independent and united Ukrainian state, revived by us.

As the Roman poet Claudius Claudian said, true victory is only when the enemies confess themselves defeated.

We go confidently towards our strategic goal. This is a guarantee of our freedom, independence and territorial integrity. Our victory will come to Ukraine, and we will return our people and our lands!

Glory to Ukraine!

Chief of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine

Colonel Kyrylo Budanov