Address of Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov on the occasion of the Kruty Heroes Remembrance Day
"Stories are written on the table. While we are writing them with blood on our land", -
Lina Kostenko "Marusya Churai"
is the Kruty Heroes Remembrance Day...The unequal battle of several
hundred heroes with the Bolshevik flock that struck Kyiv is an
unforgettable page in the history of Ukraine.
to seven - this was the approximate proportion of Ukrainian junkers,
students, and even pupils who faced the Muravyov army near Kruty at the
end of January 1918.
to seven...but despite the obvious inequality of forces means, and
skills, Ukrainian patriots held the enemy back for over five hours.
the retreat one platoon of students, having lost their landmarks at
dusk, went to the Kruty station, which had already been occupied by the
Muravyov troops. Enraged by the stop and realizing that young people -
yesterday's students and pupils who had never hold anything heavier than
a pen - so desperately opposed them, the Bolsheviks executed all of
dedication, and strength of the students who defended Kyiv in 1918
inspire today all those who are forced to stop the enemy by the cost of
their own lives. Eternal memory and honor to the fallen heroes who gave
their lives defending Ukraine!
century ago Ukrainians failed to preserve their independence because of
quarrels, discord, external enemies, and lack of understanding of how
to defend and build the state. By joining together, we did not allow
Russia to repeat the Kruty tragedy and destroy the Ukrainian state in
2014. For us, the tragic history of those times should be a lesson that
should never be repeated!
God is with us, the truth is with us, victory will be with us!