The Ukrainian Canadian Congress has sent a letter to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych with a request to veto "a provocative legislative act" - amendments to the law on commemorating the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 (the Second World War) concerning the use of the copies of the red flag of victory.

The Canadian Ukrainians described the adoption of this law by parliament as a return to the propaganda of the symbols of the totalitarian past.

President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Paul Grod said in a letter to Yanukovych that the veto of this law would prove that the "return of the symbols of the totalitarian past is impossible, while the development of Ukraine as a free democratic state is irreversible."

"Using the red flag at events commemorating the Victory in the Great Patriotic War will be negatively perceived by the world community," Grod said on behalf of 1.2 million Ukrainians who live in Canada.

The copies of the letter were also sent to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President of the Ukrainian World Congress Eugene Czolij, reads the statement obtained by UKRINFORM.
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