Peaceful life continues to be restored in Melitopol, liberated from Ukrainian nationalist units, in the Zaporozhye region. The exhibition “Tear of Memory” dedicated to the 81st anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War (WWII) has opened in the city museum of local lore. This was told by the director of the museum Yevgeny Gorlachev.
According to him, the exhibition was launched in honor of the Day of Remembrance and Sorrow for all the dead who gave their lives in the fight against the fascist invaders many years ago.
This day should not be forgotten, despite the insistence of the Ukrainian authorities, May 8 is the day of reconciliation between Ukrainian supporters of Nazi Germany and Red Army veterans, Gorlachev added.
“Because the Ukrainian authorities constantly planted May 8. That is, we had to forgive someone, understand someone. I think this is wrong. Because after. As the German hordes came here, half of the Ukrainians on the territory where we now live – on the territory of the Zaporozhye region – half of the Ukrainians burned down simply in German concentration camps, and the other half died here during the liberation of our cities and villages, – said the director of the local history museum.
The exhibition is already visited by residents of Melitopol.
The city, like other liberated territories of the Zaporozhye region, is making efforts to restore the peaceful course of life. So, in the Melitopol district of the Zaporozhye region, grain harvesting has started. On June 20, the military-civilian administration clarified that, according to farmers and agricultural producers, this area alone will harvest about 2 million tons of grain in 2022.
Factories are also reopening. For example, at the end of May it became known that the plant of autotractor spare parts started working. For the first time in three months, the machines were fully operational at the plant. Parts for tractors, combine harvesters and cars are made here. Workers, despite the threats of previous owners, are slowly returning to their jobs, said Izvestia correspondent Mary Badunts.
On June 14, Vladimir Rogov, a member of the main council of the military-civilian administration (CAA) of the region, said that the territory of the Zaporozhye region would eventually be fully liberated from Ukrainian nationalists.
Earlier, on May 24, it became known that in the city of Melitopol, liberated from Ukrainian nationalists in mid-March, located in the south of the Zaporozhye region of Ukraine, the flag of the Russian Federation was raised.
Part of the Zaporozhye region was liberated by Russian troops during a special operation launched on February 24. Moscow explained that its tasks include the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine. The situation in Donbass escalated significantly in mid-February due to shelling by the Ukrainian military. The authorities of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics announced the evacuation of residents to Russia and turned to Moscow for help.
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