Kherson will not celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory
This year Kherson will not hold the festive activities dedicated to the 70th anniversary of liberation of the city from Nazi invaders.
Kherson will also not participate in the commemorative relay of soldiers’ glory, in the course of which the capsule with land is passed along the itinerary of movement of Soviet troops, who liberated territories from Nazis.
According to ITAR-TASS, today the city should have solemnly accepted the capsule from Tsyrupinsk and passed it to Belozerka on Friday, and from there land would have been passed to Nikolaev.
On March 13, 1944 the legendary announcer of the Soviet Information Office Yuriy Levitan read out a summary from the theater of war, which stated about release of Kherson from fascist invaders. On March 30 of the same year Kherson region was created by a decree of the presidium of the Supreme Council of the USSR.
Fierce fights for liberation of Kherson region lasted for more than 140 days, 34,000 soldiers and officers of the 3rd Ukrainian front gave their lives for liberation of the region.