A minute of silence will be observed throughout Ukraine on October 1

On Defender's Day, on October 1, a large-scale moment of silence will be held throughout Ukraine in memory of all fallen soldiers. This was announced by the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, reports Ukrinform.

"9:00. Sunday. October 1st. Squares and central streets of Ukrainian cities. A minute of respect. A minute of silence. And the eternity of the memory of our fallen defenders," wrote the leader from Kiev.

He reminded that this Sunday, October 1, for the first time, Ukraine will once again celebrate the "Day of its defenders - all those who fight for the state, all those who give strength to Ukraine, all those who died for Ukraine".

"This Sunday, for the first time, all of Ukraine will stop for a minute to silently honor our people who died defending our state and Ukrainians," Zelensky continued.

The Ukrainian president intends it to become a new tradition in Ukraine.

We remind you that on July 14 this year, the Supreme Rada changed the dates of three holidays. From now on, Christmas will be officially celebrated in Ukraine on December 25 instead of January 7, Ukrainian State Day on July 15 instead of July 28, Defenders’ Day of Ukraine on October 1 instead of October 14.

Viorica Rusica

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