Igor Dodon: Our sacred duty is to do everything so that the war never again comes to our land
June 22 in the Republic of Moldova, as in many republics of the former USSR, marks the Day of Remembrance and Sorrow. On this day, 77 years ago, the Great Patriotic War began, the most bloody part of the Second World War.
The Head of State laid flowers at the memorial of the military glory "Eternity" and honored the memory of the heroes with a minute of silence. On his page in the social network, he recalled that the most terrible war in the history of mankind claimed more than 70 million human lives, but the main blow was taken by the Soviet people - almost 27 million human lives. Our grandfathers and great-grandfathers from the Soviet Moldova also fought on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War.
"Today we remember the soldiers who fell on the battlefield; civilians tortured by the Nazi or taken to forced labor in Germany, and we say "This should not happen again!". Our sacred duty is to do everything so that the war never again comes to our land. Nobody is forgotten. Nothing is forgotten," the President added.
Ion Cheban, chairman of the faction of the Party of Socialists in the Municipal Council of Chisinau, also visited the memorial of military glory.
“June 22, 1941 is a terrible date for tens of millions of people. The day when the fascists invaded the territory of the Soviet Union. This is another date when we remember innocent victims of the Great Patriotic War, as well as heroes who gave their lives for a peaceful sky over our heads. We remember! We are proud!” - he stressed.
Date: 11:31 22/06/2018