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Victory Day was commemorated in Ukrainian Embassy in Azerbaijan - PHOTOS

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The Ukrainian Embassy in the Republic of Azerbaijan together with the diaspora organizations “Ukrainian Congress of Azerbaijan” and “Ukrainian Community named after I. Franko in Sumgayit” held the event dedicated to Victory Day and the occupation of Shuha by Armenian forces on 8 May. The officials of the embassy, veterans, MPs of National Assembly of Azerbaijan and the guests attended in the event.

The event started with the sounding national anthem of both countries and the commemoration of victims of World War II and Karabakh.

The Embassy's yard was decorated with the photo stand of wartime pictures. The officials demonstrated the solidarity between Ukraine and Azerbaijan.

They all condemned war and supported peace. Both countries experienced the suffering of the war, Azerbaijan faced Armenian aggression during independence years and the separatists undermined the border integrity of Ukraine.

In his speech, Vladislav Kanevsky, informed about the content of the celebration of the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation in Ukraine. He stated how different nations achieved victory over Nazism enemies together.

Rufat Guliyev, the MP of National Assembly of Azerbaijan spoke about the friendship and brotherhood between two countries. Military expert Uzeyir Jafarov reminded the occupation of Shusha and Karabakh. He also told about the indispensable role of Baku in World War II.

Apart from them, head of Inter-Parliamentary Relations Group of Ukraine and Azerbaijan R. Guliyeva, Chairman of the public association of disabled people, veterans and families of the Karabakh war shahids M. Mehdiyev, Chairman of the "Ukrainian Congress of Azerbaijan" J. Osadchenko, Chairman of the “Ukrainian Community named after I. Franko in Sumgayit” T. Musayeva also made speeches about the Victory Day.

420,000 out of 650,000 Azerbaijani citizens did not return from war. For their great courage, 43 Azerbaijanis were awarded with the title of Hero of the Soviet Union while 30 were awarded with the Order of "Glory" in all three degrees.

More than 4.5 million Ukrainians joined the Red Army to fight Nazi Germany, and more than 250,000 served in Soviet partisan paramilitary units. 1.7 millions of Ukrainians returned as an invalid.

In 1941, the population of Ukraine was 41.7 million but in 1945 it was 27.4 million.

The songs and poems about the war were played during the event. The ceremony was finished by wishing not to see such tragic occasions again.

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