The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has delivered a speech to the Ukrainian people on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the birth of Ukrainian statesman Vyacheslav Chornovil. About it reports a press-service of the head of state.
«One of the masterminds of such momentous events in the history of our state, as the proclamation of the Declaration on state sovereignty of Ukraine and the act of proclamation of Ukraine’s independence, he devoted his entire life to gain a better life for their native land and their people. Figure Vyacheslav Maximovich forever became a symbol of the struggle for the rights of a free man in an independent state, and its name is the Golden line in the history of our country», – said Poroshenko.
According to the President, Chornovil, who became a legend of the nation, «immortalized in bronze in the heart of the Ukrainian capital, he is more eloquent than the living turns to the present and future generations, inspires with its energy, teaches us to cherish and love their country».
«God grant us to love you Ukraine hope truncated at – mauche, not dwellers had grco loves ), utrativshie». This expression Vyacheslav Chornovil – and perhaps it is difficult to find a more powerful word than this prophetic sense, which mobilizes us in the war against Russian aggression. Staunch fighter for democracy, freedom and independence of Ukraine, Chornovil inspires us to victory in the hybrid war against Ukraine, the descendants of the totalitarian Communist regime, that tried unsuccessfully to conquer the spirit and the fearless will of the Ukrainian dissident» – continued Poroshenko.
According to him, «knowing what price Ukrainians have paid for the ability to reset the totalitarian yoke and to live freely in their sovereign country, we must be United in confronting external threats and the development of their own European state.»
«This was sent to the state efforts of Vyacheslav Chornovil. The bright memory of these true heroes encourages all of us to be worthy citizens of Ukraine and resolute defenders of its sovereignty and independence,» Poroshenko continued.
On 1 December the President signed a decree on holding in the country of events dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the birth of Chornovil.
Vyacheslav Chornovil was born in the village of Erki (now Cherkassy oblast), on 24 Dec 1937. Headed «Narodniy Rukh Ukrainy». In 1991 he was a presidential candidate, lost to Leonid Kravchuk, receiving of 23.27% of votes.
The leader «National Ruh of Ukraine» was lost on 25 March 1999 in a car accident near Kiev. Immediately after the death of the policy ex-interior Minister Yuri Kravchenko announced that the Chornovil death was an accident, Chloe.
In August 2014 the Prosecutor’s office resumed the investigation into the death of Chornovil. In February 2017, more than 300 deputies asked Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko to take the investigation under his personal control.
Poroshenko: Vyacheslav Chornovil inspiring victory in the hybrid war against Ukraine, the descendants of the Communist regime 24.12.2017