Zelensky is going to establish memorial bells in Donetsk and Crimea
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced that he is launching a project to create memorial symbols, during which four bells will be installed, including in Simferopol and Donetsk.
The Ukrainian leader wrote about this on his Facebook page.
- Today, with faith in our goal, I announce the project of memorial symbols. As part of it, we want to establish four bells in Ukraine. Yesterday I was in the Luhansk region, near the first village, where in 1942 the liberation of Ukraine began. And there the first bell will be installed - the Memory Bell. Today I am in Transcarpathia, near the place where the expulsion of the invaders ended. The Victory Bell will be installed here. We believe and will do everything so that the day will definitely come when two more bells will be installed: the Peace Bell in Donetsk and the Unity Bell in Simferopol, ”Zelensky said.
The bells, the Ukrainian president said, will ring at the same time when peace comes in Ukraine.
Recall that neither Donetsk, nor Crimea, the Ukrainian authorities at the moment do not control. However, even after the referendum held in March 2014 (at which the majority of voters of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol voted in favor of joining the Russian Federation), Ukraine considers the peninsula its territory. Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that the issue of Crimea is “completely closed.”