The Ukrainian Canadian Congress on May 8 issued the statement below.
Today marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day). On May 8, 1945, Nazi Germany surrendered to the Western Allies and the Soviet Union. World War II in Europe, which began with the German-Soviet invasion and occupation of Poland, ended.
Today we unite in solemn commemoration of the millions of victims of the most brutal war ever inflicted upon humanity and in eternal gratitude to those who fell in the service of our country in the struggle for freedom. The memory of the Nazi German death camps and the blood-soaked battlefields of Europe warn us of man’s capacity for evil and instills in us an eternal vigilance against inhumanity.