9th of May 2014 is the day when celebration of V-Day in Kyiv was cancelled. Not a parade, celebratory demonstration or concerts, but Victory Day as a symbol of USSR fascism “elimination” around all Europe was cancelled.
This is not a spontaneous action dictated by precautionary measures against feasible provocations which were so loudly proclaimed by Official Kiev due to the fact of events at the South-Eastern region. It is conscious «removal» of historical memory and rewriting of history at EU and USA dictation.
In very deed, Ukraine has making steady progress in leveling the meaning of the holiday in hearts and minds of people during last decade. The humanities and cultural spheres were farmed out to “Galicians” as nobody wanted deal with unprofitable business. As a result, we have the generation that wish to know nothing about the war except excursions to “Krayivka”. The generation assured that the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) was fighting in war while all without exception Russian soldiers were dazzling down and plundering. Brains was washed capitally, and not only the brains of “children of independence” but also of elder generation, which representatives had asked themselves what if everything was not really the same as we used to understand?
After “orange” maydan the President Victor Yuschenko had even started the process of glorification for UPA warriors: alternative marches in Lvov and Kiev, initiatives on peace-making between those which were fighting at war and those which were shooting in their backs. During four years “orange” government was attempting to carry out terebration of historical memory implementing the experiments on GPW veterans, number of which decreased every year as it is. Administration of Victor Yanukovich respited and even immobilized these community spirits but not destroyed them and, in fact, did not have such as an aim. It is just during government of “Regionals” unpunished frying of egg on the Eternal Light and severe beating of veterans in Lvov by nationalistic thugs last year, and vandalism over monument for those who perished in the Great Patriotic War at January, 2014 took place…
And after maydan we have come to complete rejection from “soviet” V-Day in the guise of «protection» for veterans from brutalized «separatists», for showy actions against destabilization and holding provocation acts.
So that nobody has any doubts in this interpretation, at 9th of May SSU gave an account of mass taking of saboteurs from GRU which had planned terrorist acts. And also about founding out several cars with explosive and weapon not far from the places associated with V-Day: near the GPW memorial on Pechersk (where “Mother Motherland” is located) and near the Kiev Lavolta of the Caves (not far from the Eternal Light in the park of Glory). Despite the vigilance of SSU the provocation avoidance has not been reached.
“Provocation” No.1 –President of the Russian Federation’s visit to Sevastopol for accepting marine and aircraft parade devoted to Great Victory anniversary. Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs was outraged that Vladimir Putin had not agreed his arrival with Kiev government that still think peninsula is under their authority. The Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk qualified the Putin’s visit to Sevastopol as provocative and appraised it as the presence of foreign agent. Although for some reasons he has not ordered to catch or show the door to “agent” of foreign state to SSU…
“Provocation” No.2 – attempt of «switching off» TV-set. From the morning at 9th of May main signal of “zombiening source”, which is the capital broadcasting center and so-called “Pencil”, was killing for several hours. According to version of certain Marina Syumar (No.2 in National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine), saboteurs had failed to get into the territory of the broadcasting center guarded by all self-defense forces of maidan and the remnants of the police, therefore cables had been de-energized through wells, known only to experts. The reason for air «pass out», in the experts of National Safety’s opinion, laid in attempt of cutting-off UT-1 audience from the traditional telephone devoted to V-Day and also from the presidential candidates’ debates observance. Everybody understands the GPW veterans dream to hear the discussion about reconciliation with their ideological opponents, and learn all the ugly truth about George ribbon …
In reality, «cables lighting-up» matched in time with the Victory parade in Moscow broadcasting that was enabled to be shown by objective Ukrainian media in the case of fire. The audience also was not able to watch marches for Victory Day organized by Communist Party of Ukraine (5000 of persons), «Organization of Veterans in Ukraine» (2000 of persons), Kiev Union of Veterans, local mesh of the Party of Regions, which were help in traditional «scheme» and with traditional symbols of the V-Day: with floral offerings to the grave of Unknown Soldier, obelisk in the park of Glory and to Vatutin’s monument. But immediately after everything had been reinstalled, a television viewer was able to see how three persons that might representing the powers: Acting all Turchinov, the Prime Yatsenyuk and interim head of the Kiev administration Bondarenko (everyone is the representative of faction “Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko”) executed floral offerings to the Eternal Light demurely. Official statements stated that the government “has honored the memory of those killed during the war”.
It should be noticed that the words “veterans”, “combatants”, “heroes of Victory” are crossed off out the lexis of post-maydanian government; the same can be mentioned also about title “the Great Patriotic War”and dates of its start and finish. Ukraine in the manner of Europe recognizes the Second World War held from 1939 till 1945 the dates are presented on the official websites and in the media. From people consciousness the other symbols of Victory are in the process of crossing off like Order of the Red Banner, ribbon bars (current veterans with orders are entitled “disguised” by the media) and also “Ribbon of Saint George”. In Ukraine it has been replaced with red poppy symbolizing the liberation of Europe from fascism, so-called “European symbol of V-Day”. Now this is the official «label» of a new holiday, with new heroes and new version “military true”. Poppies were on every jacket of Acting heads, and after the floral offerings Yatseniuk thanked for bravery immediately … no, not to the veterans of the GPW but the soldiers of National Guard, local defense and other paramilitary formations fighting in the East of Ukraine with their nation. He compared their heroism with feat of grandfathers fighting for UPA. The veterans which had not been gathered even only for “appropriate picture” were congratulated composedly by the Prime Minister, and Acting President, (there were no more than two dozen of people with the Ribbon of Saint George behind the temporal power) promised to provide them with decent living conditions ( he said this to older people which are now far over the eighty!). And that is all. There was no parade. No salute. No traditional concert for liberators on Khreschatyk.
First, the center of city is occupied by maydan twiddling thumbs which are living there and held an easy tasks of primitive communal system. Secondly, one million of budget gryvnias reserved for V-holiday holding by Kiev City State Administration was corn stolen by Kiev government. Going out around Kiev with Ribbon of Saint George is dangerous today; fete for veterans is “not in trend” and celebrating the holiday with tears in eyes means “to support Putin”. After 70 years of the Great Patriotic War Victory this victory belongs to those persecuted by our soldiers to Berlin. At least, this is presented in the capital of Ukraine.