Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov considers that deputies of the city councils of Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk, who took the decision to declare May 9 the Day of mourning, are spiritual heirs to Nazi ideology, Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov said after a meeting with activists of public patriotic clubs.

"Yes, they mourn because they are the spiritual heirs to the man-hateful ideology. So we will do everything to prevent germs of Nazism from growing in our country," Azarov said.

In addition, he noted that the decision of Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk city councils are contrary to the principles of European policy.

"Some local authorities act against the legislation in force and make decisions, which go beyond their competence. Who allowed them to set or cancel the nation-wide celebrations? No one allowed. It is impossible in any European country. What kind of European integration may be, if local self-governments violate the existing Constitution," Azarov wondered.

He noted that on May 9 is the great holiday for the Soviet people and the peoples of the countries of the CIS.

According to the Premier, the decision of the Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk city councils is immoral.
"What could be more immoral? Why is May 9 a holiday? It is a holiday, because it put an end to the man-hateful ideology, above all, an end to the theory of the superiority of one race over another," Azarov noted.

According to Azarov, the victory in the war secured the development of civilization in the years and decades ahead.

"We have a Day of Mourning. It is June 22, when such a terrible misfortune fell on us. So on June 22, we bow our heads and mourn. May 9 has been a great holiday. No one is allowed to change the decisions, taken at the state level," Azarov said.
Earlier, Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk city councils decided to declare May 8-9 days of mourning for those killed in the Second World War and victims of totalitarian regimes.

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