In London and Berlin celebrated the Day of the surrender of the Third Reich during the Second world
Europe celebrates the 75th anniversary of the end of the region the deadliest military conflict in recent history – the Second world war.
May 8, the EU and Ukraine celebrate the Day of reconciliation on this day in 1945 was signed the instrument of surrender of Nazi Germany. By tradition, Ukraine celebrates May 9 – “inherited” after the collapse of the Soviet Victory Day.
This marked the armistice in Europe, but not the end of the war, fighting continued in the Asia-Pacific region, where continued to fight the allies surrendered the Third Reich – Empire of Japan.
Despite the fact that this year the holiday is marred by the spreading coronavirus epidemic, various European States still noted.
For example, in the UK Royal air force staged a flyby over London, thus throwing the smoke colors of the Union Jack (British flag).
United Kingdom also paid tribute to the fallen in war soldiers two minutes of silence, and the British themselves, including Prince Charles and his wife Duchess Camilla Karnolsky, laid flowers at monuments to the military.
At a celebration to a British citizen already asked Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.
Bring flowers to the monuments and in Germany. In particular, at the war memorial to Soviet soldiers in Berlin’s Tiergarten Park set the flags of the victorious countries: the USSR, France, great Britain and the United States. Many visitors of the ceremony were also carried Soviet flags.
Here the Embassy of Ukraine organized a ceremony honoring the memory of the victims of the Second world war, in which, in addition to diplomats, was attended by the mayor of Berlin Michael Muller, Vice-President of the Bundestag Claudia Roth and German Minister for Europe Michael Roth.
But the country leaders – Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the presidents of the Bundestag and the constitutional court addressed the ceremony in the capital’s Neue Wache, which is the main memorial to victims of war and tyranny in Germany.
But as a Day of remembrance and reconciliation celebrated in the Ukraine under quarantine, you can learn in the video “Today”: