President Petro Poroshenko instructed the government to prepare and conduct the 2017 events to mark the Day of memory and reconciliation (may 8) and the 72nd anniversary of the victory over Nazism in the Second world war (9 may).
This is stated in the decree, published on the official website of the President.
In particular, the President instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to establish the organizing Committee on preparation and holding in 2017 for the celebration of the day of memory and reconciliation and the 72th anniversary of the victory over Nazism in the Second world war, involving in its work of representatives of Central and local bodies of Executive power, bodies of local self-government and civil society.
Instructed to carry out 8 and 9 may in Kyiv, regional centers, other settlements of a memorial, ceremonial and cultural events with the participation of representatives of Executive authorities, territorial communities, accredited in Ukraine, diplomatic corps, public organizations, participants of military operation in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, representatives of the volunteer movement, clergy, youth.
In addition, it is necessary to organize and conduct military-Patriotic and other special events in educational institutions and military units with the participation of war veterans, the fighters for independence of Ukraine in XX century, members of the military special operations in the Donbass.
The government was instructed to solve in the prescribed manner the question of financing the costs of organizing and conducting these activities, refer to religious organizations to hold 8th and 9th of may the memorial service for the victims of the Second world war and the prayers of the defenders of the Fatherland.
The Kyiv city and regional state administrations, the President instructed to develop with the participation of representatives of public associations and adopt regional action plans for the celebration of the Day of memory and reconciliation and the 72th anniversary of the victory over Nazism in the Second world war and ensure their implementation.
Local authorities must also take measures to improve social protection of war veterans, participants of the Ukrainian liberation movement during the Second world war, victims of Nazi persecution, the families of the victims (dead) soldiers to provide them necessary medical assistance and material support.
Earlier also it was reported that the Verkhovna Rada can take away from the Ukrainians one may weekend, making it a working day.